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Regulatory approval & filings

Development of Bipole III requires a Class 3 license under The Environment Act (Manitoba).

Manitoba Sustainable Development granted Environment Act Licence No. 3055 to Manitoba Hydro on August 14, 2013 for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Bipole III Transmission Project.

The environmental assessment for the project, includes a comprehensive program of community/public consultation and identification of potential impacts and mitigation measures, is documented in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

Environment protection

The Environmental Protection Program (EPP) for the Bipole III Project prescribes mitigation and protection measures to avoid and reduce potential environmental and social effects.

As part of the regulatory review, a table (PDF, 862 KB) was submitted to the Clean Environment Commission and to Manitoba Sustainable Development outlining all the mitigation measures that were indicated in the Environmental Impact Statement that would be used for the Project.

Community meetings

Discussions regarding monitoring and mitigation are ongoing. Methods of engagement and summaries of information from meeting minutes with communities can be found on the public registry.



GIS data – project infrastructure for download

This zip file contains spatial files in ESRI Shapefile format of the project infrastructure. They are viewable using geographic information system software. We recommend extracting the files to your computer, rather than opening them online. The .kml file will allow you to view the route(s) with software such as Google Earth®.

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