Supply capacity maps

Our electricity and natural gas supply maps identify the energy capacity available in Manitoba. We look at existing and potential future load growth throughout Manitoba and plan system improvements as required.

Electricity supply

Our electricity supply capacity maps show the available capacity of our distribution system for 25 kV and below and our sub-transmission system for 33 kV and 66 kV. Currently, the map does not display above 66 kV (transmission available capacity). If an area shows no capacity, or not enough capacity for your business requirements, other options may be available.

The electric capacity maps provide:

  • high-level available capacity of the existing distribution and sub-transmission systems at a specific location;
  • the available capacity from adjacent supply sources.

For the electric distribution capacity map, these business types generally require these capacity amounts:

  • up to 1.5 MVA: residential developments, small and medium commercial businesses (strip malls, restaurants, shops, small offices);
  • 1.5 to 3 MVA: medium-sized industrial facilities, colleges, large office buildings;
  • 3 to 5 MVA: food and beverage processing, industrial gas production, pharmaceutical production, furniture manufacturing, package manufacturing.

For the electric sub-transmission capacity map, the types of businesses that connect to our sub-transmission system are generally large industrial, manufacturing, food processing, and mining facilities.

The following information will help streamline the planning process with our Business Development Consultant:

  • location(s) of interest;
  • planned future load additions and dates;
  • peak demand or load in kVA, MVA or kW;
  • annual estimated kWh consumption or load factor (such as a 24/7 operation);
  • largest electric motor load in HP or kW;
  • customer in-service date (ISD);
  • desired primary supply voltage.

Read about our electrical system improvements.

Natural gas supply

Our natural gas supply capacity map shows the available capacity of our natural gas system (both distribution and transmission). If an area shows no capacity, or not enough capacity for your business requirements, other options may be available.

The map provides:

  • support load information for required service pressures of 15 psi (103 kPa) or less;
  • high-level available capacity of the existing distribution and transmission system at a specific location;
  • the available capacity from adjacent supply sources;
  • estimated available capacity, including support load additions of less than 1 MCFH.

For the energy content of the natural gas supplied in our natural gas distribution system, 1 MCFH is approximately 1 million BTU per hour.

The following business types generally require these capacity amounts:

  • 1 to 10 MCFH: large restaurants, auto body shops, livestock barns, small to medium apartments;
  • 11 to 25 MCFH: large apartment complexes, large shopping centres, grain dryers, small to medium food production plants;
  • 26 to 50 MCFH: medium-sized manufacturing facilities, medium to large food production facilities, high-rise multi-use office towers;
  • 51 to 75 MCFH: large food production plants, large manufacturing facilities;
  • 76 to 100 MCFH: large colleges, universities, asphalt plants.

The following information will help streamline the planning process with our Business Development Consultant:

  • location(s) of interest;
  • planned future load additions and dates;
  • anticipated maximum operating load per hour in CCF (100s of cubic feet), MCF (1000s of cubic feet), GJ (gigajoules) or m3 (cubic meters);
  • a peak 24-hour natural gas consumption in CCF, MCF, GJ or m3;
  • an estimated annual consumption or load factor (such as a 24/7 operation);
  • desired supply pressure.

Contact our Business Development Consultant for more information about electricity and natural gas supply capacity and your business.