Environmental management system
We associate environmental protection with every aspect of our business. We adopted a sustainable development policy based on the Manitoba Round Table on Environment and Economy’s sustainable development principles and guidelines.
Monitoring environmental effects
We monitor the environmental effects of transmission projects from planning and construction to in-service. Indigenous and public engagement, and government regulations, are part of this process.
- Read the Lake Winnipeg East System Improvement Project environmental monitoring report (PDF 8.6 MB).
Greenhouse gas emissions
Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and avoiding the risks associated with climate change requires a wide variety of actions that address the local and global challenges. We strive to understand and manage risks, liabilities, and opportunities related to climate change with a focus on providing leadership on social, environmental, and economic issues.
- Read our Climate Change Strategy (PDF, 1.7 MB);
- Read our Corporate Climate Change Report (PDF, 9.9 MB).
Our transmission lines and generation projects are guided by environmental protections plans. We are partners in research and protection programs that study moose, lake sturgeon, and woodland caribou. We work with the Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project to make our facilities safer for nesting. Our generating stations are closely monitored to control invasive zebra mussels.
Coordinated Aquatic Monitoring Program
We partnered with the Province of Manitoba to create the Coordinated Aquatic Monitoring Program (CAMP). This program studies and monitors the health of water bodies (rivers and lakes) affected by our generating system. It is the largest holistic ecosystem-based aquatic monitoring program in Manitoba. Learn more on the CAMP website.