Bipole III Transmission Line
Bipole III is a high voltage direct current transmission line that delivers renewable energy to southern Manitoba and the United States, helping to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Completed in July 2018, Bipole III strengthens the reliability and security of Manitoba’s electricity supply.
The Bipole III starts at the Keewatinohk converter station near Gillam in northern Manitoba. It travels almost 1,384 km south to end at the Riel Converter Station in the RM of Springfield.
This project strengthens the reliability and security of Manitoba’s electricity supply by reducing dependency on existing high voltage direct current transmission lines and the Dorsey Converter Station in southern Manitoba.
Total electricity that can be delivered using Manitoba Hydro’s transmission system.
The amount of electricity our customers use during the coldest days of the year.
A failure of the Bipole I + II transmission system could mean we cannot carry enough electricity to meet our customers’ demand – resulting in blackouts.
Bipole III protects our customers by significantly increasing our transmission capacity. That means there is no shortfall in our ability to meet customers’ electricity demands should Bipole I + II fail.
The project provides additional capacity to deliver renewable energy from the Keeyask Generating Station currently under construction to meet Manitoba’s growing demand for electricity and fuel our province’s prosperity.
Bipole III adds 2,000 megawatts to our high voltage direct transmission capacity and increases our ability to deliver renewable electricity from hydro generating stations in northern Manitoba.
For documents that have been filed with Manitoba Sustainable Development such as Annual Reports, the Environmental Impact Statement and the Environmental Protection Plan, view the Bipole III document library.
- Email the Bipole III Transmission Reliability Project.
- Phone 204-360-7888 or toll-free 1-877-343-1631
Bipole III Transmission Reliability Project
360 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0G8