Manitoba–Minnesota Transmission Project

The Manitoba–Minnesota Transmission Project strengthened the overall reliability of Manitoba’s electricity supply, allowed Manitoba Hydro to fulfill current export sales agreements, and increased access to markets in the United States, supporting the export sales that keep rates lower for Manitobans. Export revenues brought in more than 22% of our total electric revenue 2010–19 or about $3.9 billion.

We built a 500-kV transmission line from the Winnipeg area to the U.S. border in southeastern Manitoba that connected to the Great Northern Transmission Line. We also made upgrades to the Dorsey, Riel, and Glenboro converter stations.

Construction completed

Sun sets behind Manitoba–Minnesota Transmission Project towers.

Manitoba–Minnesota Transmission Project towers.

Enlarge image: Sun sets behind Manitoba–Minnesota Transmission Project towers.

On June 1, 2020, the Manitoba–Minnesota Transmission Project was energized. The project was completed on schedule and under budget. Watch a short video on our YouTube channel about the construction completion of MMTP.

Watch videos that explain the need for new transmission and the value of electricity exports.

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