On November 15, 2018, the National Energy Board issued its Reasons for Decision recommending that the Governor in Council approve the Manitoba–Minnesota Transmission Project, subject to 28 conditions.
Manitoba Hydro is proposing to construct and operate a 500 kV alternating current power line from Manitoba Hydro’s Dorsey Converter Station to the international boundary between Manitoba and Minnesota.
The project will serve to:
- strengthen the overall reliability of Manitoba’s electricity supply
- allow Manitoba Hydro to fulfil current export sales agreements
- increase access to electricity markets in the United States
The project’s power line will extend for 213 km, with approximately 92 km of the proposed route located within existing transmission line corridors and the remaining 121 km requiring a new right of way. It also requires upgrades to three existing electrical stations in southern Manitoba.
What we heard
As part of the public hearing process, from January 14 to February 25, 2019, we sought feedback from the public on this project.
Due to a low response rate, a summary report will not be produced.