Supply capacity map

If you are thinking of bringing your business to Manitoba or expanding an existing Manitoba business, our supply capacity map can identify areas where your electric or natural gas supply connection may need less work and time to connect to our energy system.

Electricity supply capacity map

Our electricity supply capacity map gives information on the available capacity of the distribution system (25 kV and below). Above 25 kV is considered sub-transmission and transmission supply. At this time the map does not display our sub-transmission and transmission available capacity. If an area of the map has no capacity, or not enough capacity for your business requirements there still may be available options for you.

The electricity supply capacity map provides:

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

From a long-term system planning perspective, we look at existing and potential future load growth in an area and plan system improvements accordingly and as required.

The electricity supply capacity map shows current available capacity as follows. Examples have been provided to give you an idea of the types of businesses that may require this amount of capacity:

  • 0 – limited to no capacity;
  • up to 1.5 MVA: residential developments, small and medium commercial businesses such as strip malls, restaurants, shops and 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.

View our electricity supply capacity map.

Once you have viewed the supply capacity map, you can begin the planning process regardless if the area you are interested has enough capacity or not. Contact our Business Development Consultant to get started.

You do not need any information to get started, but having some of this information will help streamline the process:

  • locations of interest;
  • planned future load additions and dates;
  • peak demand or load in kVA, MVA or kW;
  • annual estimated kWh consumption or Load Factor (i.e. 24/7 operation);
  • largest electric motor load in HP or kW;
  • customer in service date – ISD;
  • desired primary supply voltage.

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Natural gas supply capacity map

Our natural gas supply capacity map gives general information on the available capacity of the natural gas distribution system. At this time the map does not provide capacity information associated with the transmission piping system.

The natural gas supply capacity map provides:

  • information to support loads with required service pressures of 15 psi (103 kPa) or less;
  • high-level available capacity of the existing distribution system at a specific location;
  • available capacity from the adjacent supply sources;
  • estimated available capacity – areas in dark orange support load additions of less than 1.0 MCFH.*

Capacity improvement projects are constantly being identified and implemented to address areas with low capacity. If an area of interest is currently being shown without sufficient capacity to suit your needs, please contact our Business Development Consultant

The natural gas supply capacity map shows current available capacity as follows. Examples have been provided to give you an idea of the types of businesses that may require this amount of capacity:

  • 1 to 10 MCFH: larger 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.

View our natural gas supply capacity map.

Once you have viewed the supply capacity map, you can begin the planning process regardless if the area you are interested has enough capacity or not. Contact our Business Development Consultant to get started.

You do not need any information to get started, but having some of this information will help streamline the process:

  • locations 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 (100s of cubic feet), MCF (1000s of cubic feet), GJ (gigajoules) or m3 (cubic meters);
  • an estimated annual consumption or Load Factor (i.e. 24/7 operation);
  • desired supply pressure.

* 1 MCFH is the flow rate of one thousand cubic feet of natural gas per hour. For the energy content of the natural gas supplied in the Manitoba natural gas distribution system, 1 MCFH is approximately one million BTU per hour.