Manitoba–Minnesota Transmission Line
The proposed Manitoba–Minnesota Transmission Project will strengthen the overall reliability of Manitoba's electricity supply, allow Manitoba Hydro to fulfill current export sales agreements, and increase access to markets in the United States, supporting the export sales that keep rates lower for Manitobans. Sign up for email notifications.
The project will double our ability to import electricity from the United States, helping to ensure a reliable supply of energy is available to our customers in the event of emergencies such as prolonged droughts or unforeseen equipment failures.
The project will increase the amount of electricity we can sell into the United States market, at a time when new generating stations are being built in this province, helping to continue the profitable export sales that keep electricity rates lower for our Manitoba customers.
Selling surplus electricity outside of Manitoba earns revenue that helps to offset the revenue we need to collect from our customers in Manitoba. This means electricity rates in this province are much lower than they would be otherwise.
The value of electricity exports
Watch our video to learn more about transmission connections and the value of exports to our customers.
The value of reliability
Watch our video to learn more about transmission connections and the value they provide our customers by enhancing reliability.
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
The Environmental Impact Statement for the Manitoba–Minnesota Transmission Project was submitted for regulatory review in September 2015. A summary document has been developed to outline the findings of the EIS.
View the Summary of the Environmental Impact Statement (PDF, 1.5 MB).
The Minister of Conservation and Water Stewardship announced that the Clean Environment Commission (CEC) is to hold a public hearing to review the EIS for the project.
The Manitoba–Minnesota Transmission Project includes:
- Construction of a 500,000-volt AC transmission line from the Winnipeg area to the U.S. border in southeastern Manitoba where it will connect to the Great Northern Transmission Line to be constructed by Minnesota Power.
- Upgrades to associated electrical stations at Dorsey, Riel and Glenboro.
View these materials in our document library:
- Environmental Impact Statement;
- technical data reports;
- project handouts;
- localized maps;
- GIS files.