Connecting to Manitoba Hydro
To obtain some preliminary information, generators must contact Manitoba Hydro. We will then undertake a high level assessment (preliminary estimation) to determine whether the connection is feasible and if so, how it could impact the distribution system.
View Flow Chart (appendix 2 under bookmark) (PDF, 428 KB).
Capacity on the distributed system may be limited due to the characteristics and loading of individual feeders. The capacity available can be determined in the preliminary estimation.
Sizing your system
In order to size your system, identify your individual emergency or critical load energy requirements. It’s also worth considering what energy requirements you can reduce through, for example, energy-efficient appliances, added insulation, and lighting.
Customers should always ensure that their customer-owned generation sources are installed and operated according to the manufacturer’s specification as well as the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC).