What we heard in round 2
In spring 2022 we continued the conversation with our customers and interested parties about our Integrated Resource Plan. We connected through focused discussions with customers, workshops with specific interested parties and a survey sent to approximately 5,000 email subscribers.
Thank you to everyone who participated and provided feedback on the proposed key inputs and scenarios that are the backbone of our modelling and analysis work. Below is a summary of what we heard in Round 2 and how it was incorporated into our Integrated Resource Planning process. We’ve also compiled a more detailed list of the questions received throughout Round 2 and the answers provided. (PDF, 265 KB)
Pathway to net zero
The majority of participants supported the 5 key inputs and 4 scenarios proposed, agreeing they captured the most influential factors and the range of potential energy futures Manitoba Hydro should consider. However, feedback on the scenario anticipating the most aggressive decarbonization effort suggested it should allow for a pathway to Net Zero emissions. That scenario was adapted accordingly. Participants also indicated further review may be needed to ensure the scenarios were flexible and could accommodate more combinations of inputs.
Participants identified additional factors they wanted considered as part of the key inputs that shape the scenarios. These factors included reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, sustainable development, grid resiliency and reliability, demand side management and additional economic factors such as recession. This feedback was incorporated into the key inputs and helped inform the detailed analysis used to understand how different drivers may impact our modelling results.
Key survey findings
- 27% of survey respondents identified decarbonization policy as the driver that will have the largest impact on Manitoba’s energy landscape in the next 20 years.
- 27% of respondents selected the scenario which anticipates modest decarbonization and modest decentralization (customer self-generation) as most likely to happen in the next 20 years.
- 65% of respondents indicated they would like more information on alternative energy supply sources.
- 46% of respondents indicated they would like more information on customer self-generation.
The feedback received in Round 2 confirmed we are considering the right range of future energy scenarios in our modelling for the Integrated Resource Plan. Learn more about our modelling process. In fall 2022, as our modelling and analysis progressed, we continued the conversation with additional opportunities to review some of the initial results and further discuss our next steps of analysis to better understand the potential impacts to our energy future.
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