Technical information

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).

View Technical Requirements for Generators Connecting to Manitoba Hydro’s Distribution System (PDF, 374 KB).

Connection capacity

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.

Safe operation

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).

Read more about standby electric generators.