Lake Winnipeg East System Improvement Transmission

The Lake Winnipeg East System Improvement Transmission Project included a 115-kV transmission line to connect Pine Falls Station to the new Manigotagan Corner Station.

The project improved our transmission system east of Lake Winnipeg and improved reliable electricity to communities in the area.

The project began with notification in July 2013. Construction started in 2016 and was completed in June 2018.

Public and Indigenous engagement

The public and Indigenous engagement process for environmental assessment work ensured that we minimized effects on people and the environment.

Engagement goals for the Lake Winnipeg East System Improvement Transmission Project were to:

  • share information as it becomes available;
  • obtain feedback for use in the assessment process;
  • gather and understand local interests;
  • integrate interests and concerns into the assessment process;
  • discuss potential mitigation measures.

Documents

View materials created for the Lake Winnipeg East System Improvement Transmission Project:

Environmental assessment

We undertook an environmental assessment for this project, which is classified as a Class 2 development under The Environment Act (Manitoba).

The environmental assessment included:

  • study area characterization through site visits and background investigation;
  • a public engagement process;
  • assessment of potential environmental effects;
  • determination of mitigation measures;
  • public review of the environmental assessment.

The project was subject to licensing from Manitoba Sustainable Development which was filed April 2015.

Environmental Protection Program documents

Environmental protection

Access management

Cultural and heritage resource protection

Environmental effects monitoring

Environmental Effects Monitoring Plan (PDF, 1 MB).

For more information about the Lake Winnipeg East System Improvement Transmission Project email Licensing & Environmental Assessment.