Vol. 1, Issue 3 - Winter 2019
Interconnections aren’t an afterthought. They’re a key part of Manitoba Hydro’s business plan. Since what was then the Dominion of Canada issued Manitoba’s licence to build the first U.S. interconnection in 1930, the potential for something greater was there. The original, 33-kV line from Gretna, Manitoba to the North Dakota border was less than a mile long.
Manitoba Hydro’s new chief executive worked her first day for the utility on Monday, February 4. With over 26 years of leadership and corporate management experience in the utility, resource and consulting sectors – including at both BC Hydro and the Northwest Territories Power Corporation – Jay Grewal brings with her a long background in the utility sector combined with a true passion for the business.
Scammers are getting more and more sophisticated in their crimes, sending fake text messages from real phone numbers, demanding payments via phishing emails and even harassing customers over the phone. Sadly, it’s a trend that’s growing across North America. Utilities are an important part of their customers’ financial lives. Our customers trust us to safeguard their personal data.
The Keeyask generating station will add 695 MW to our generating capacity. For most utility customers outside our borders, doing business with Manitoba Hydro can involve one critical advantage: the seasonal diversity capacity exchange. Where most U.S. utilities see peak load in summer, winter is when we see our highest demand.
What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? It creates stable, reliable electricity. When Manitoba rivers meet hydroelectric generating stations, their constant flow creates a source of electricity we can tap, depend on and use as necessary. Huge volumes of water flowing in our abundant rivers make our power supply among the most dependable in the world.