Substations are part of the electrical distribution system that delivers electricity to our homes. Fences around the stations protect people from the equipment inside. The signs at our fenced-in electrical facilities warn the public of danger and to stay out.
The high voltage electricity inside a substation makes it a dangerous place for people who don’t have the right training and protective gear.
On occasion, vandals purposely open gates or cut holes in the fence, creating a significant safety risk for themselves and for the public.
If you see suspicious activity around a substation, contact the local police. If you notice a substation fence that has been vandalized, stay clear and call 204-480-5900 in Winnipeg or 1-888-624-9376 toll-free immediately to report the hazard.