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Wood distribution poles are made of a renewable, abundant, strong, and inexpensive material, but there are pros and cons as to why it would be chosen over other options.
Manitoba Hydro Energy Service Advisors like Justin Morris work with developers to get power up and running. Osborne Terraces, a new building in the village, has been a project for the past year.
Manitoba Hydro has a lot of green boxes around, but not all green boxes belong to us. Some are telecoms boxes and we can’t fix those. Learn how to tell the difference!
Providing Energy for Life means coming up with innovative solutions to provincial problems. A long time ago, we figured out ice on power lines causes outages – so we came up with a made-in-Manitoba solution to keep the power on for our customers.
Street lights turn purple thanks to a manufacturing defect — and we’re not the only utility in the world dealing with the defect.
Implosion sleeves are a specialized piece of equipment that uses a small detonation to permanently fuse power lines together. Manitoba Hydro crews recently used them on a transmission line in Brandon and filmed the process.
A new transmission line from south Winnipeg to the RM of Hanover (southeast of the city) was put into service late last year and now serves one of the fastest growing areas of Manitoba.
The Birtle Transmission Project delivers renewable hydropower Saskatchewan and was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.
Huge watershed feeds generating stations in dry times.