Vol. 3, Issue 3 - Winter/Spring 2021
On February 16, at 2:55 p.m., the first of seven generating units at Keeyask was brought into service and is now connected to the Manitoba Hydro power grid, supplying electricity to all our customers – domestic and cross-border.
As lights began to go out in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, Manitoba Hydro suspended planned maintenance across our transmission, generation and high voltage, direct current system in response to an urgent call by the Mid-Continent Independent System Operator.
With abundant clean, renewable hydropower, Manitoba is poised to lead Canada’s fight against climate change through the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Manitoba Hydro staff have worked through the winter on the Birtle Transmission Project, part of an interconnection with SaskPower in Saskatchewan, Canada.