The full extent of damage to Manitoba Hydro’s transmission and distribution system from the week’s unprecedented winter storm is now being realized, as the utility continues its damage assessments today.
An extremely powerful and slow-moving winter storm has damaged major transmission towers and broken hundreds of Hydro poles in the areas around Portage la Prairie, Westbourne, Amaranth, Alonsa, Lake Manitoba Narrows, Ashern, Lundar, the Interlake and other regions.
With the power outage situation in Winnipeg beginning to improve, the focus is turning to rural Manitoba as Manitoba Hydro crews continue their efforts to restore power to customers affected by an unprecedented early winter storm.
Crews from Manitoba Hydro are continuing to fan out across southern Manitoba in an effort to restore power outages caused by a severe winter storm.
Manitoba Hydro is warning residents along the Winnipeg River, especially those in the Whiteshell, of higher water levels thanks to almost record rainfall across eastern Manitoba and northwest Ontario.
On September 25, Jay Grewal, President and CEO of Manitoba Hydro, delivered a presentation entitled “The Changing Energy Value Chain” at the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce MBiz Breakfast event.
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Manitoba Hydro is offering a $10 rebate on the purchase of approved carbon monoxide alarms from participating retailers until November 30.
A term sheet providing for a new long–term power sale has been signed between Manitoba Hydro and SaskPower which will see up to 215 megawatts of renewable hydroelectricity flow from Manitoba to Saskatchewan beginning in 2022.
Residents along the Winnipeg River, between the Pine Falls and Great Falls generating stations, may see lower than usual water levels October 14-18 as Manitoba Hydro conducts maintenance work on two turbines at the Pine Falls Generating Station.