Birtle Transmission Project

We are investigating the construction of a 230-kV transmission line from Birtle Station, south of the community of Birtle, to the Manitoba–Saskatchewan border.

More detailed mapping is available in the document library.

SaskPower will be responsible for the portion of the transmission line in Saskatchewan that will connect to their station in Tantallon, SK. View the press release: Manitoba announces new agreement to sell hydro power to Saskatchewan.

Transmission line routing process

Input received through the engagement and environmental assessment processes will assist in determining a final preferred route for the project. The transmission line routing process considers how well routes balance potential effects to human, technical and natural environments from the start to the end point. Data gathering, on the ground fieldwork, and the input of numerous technical specialists, the public, Indigenous communities/organizations, and stakeholders will be taken into account when determining the final placement of the transmission line.

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The value of electricity exports

Watch our video to learn more about transmission connections and the value of exports to our customers.

Play video: The value of electricity exports. (2:28)


  • Public and Indigenous engagement, and environmental assessment: fall 2016 to spring 2017 (completed);
  • Environmental Assessment: fall 2016 to late 2017 (completed);
  • Environmental assessment filing: early 2018;
  • Construction start: following Licence receipt.

This schedule is subject to change.

If you want to be kept informed of route determination and environmental assessment processes, sign up for email notices.

All comment sheets, newsletters, and storyboards presented at open houses and to interested parties are available in the document library.

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