The Hydro Current
Energy news from Manitoba Hydro

Welcome to The Hydro Current - Manitoba Hydro’s quarterly electronic newsletter for wholesale customers, regulators, legislators and other stakeholders who have an interest in or a relationship with Manitoba Hydro.

Since 1919, Manitoba Hydro and its predecessors have been delivering clean, reliable hydropower to electricity customers in Manitoba. And we have been supplying this renewable energy into wholesale markets in the United States and Canada since the late 1960s, helping to diversify our region’s power generation mix. As one of Canada’s largest vertically integrated utilities, we are looking forward to being able to bring our virtually emissions-free electricity to an even wider market in the coming years.

The Hydro Current brings you the latest news of interest about our company and about energy trends in the centre of our continent. Whether it be information about integrating renewable hydropower with wind and solar developments, updates on our latest generation or transmission projects, or policy developments that can affect utilities on both sides of the border, The Hydro Current will aim to bring that to you in short, easily digestible stories…and video!

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Thanks for your interest in Manitoba Hydro!

Scott Powell
Director, Corporate Communications
Manitoba Hydro

Winter 2019 - Volume 1, Issue 3

Fall 2018 - Volume 1, Issue 2

Summer 2018 - Volume 1, Issue 1

  • Bipole III in service this summer
    Travelling almost 900 miles through tundra, swamp and forest, after five years of construction Manitoba Hydro’s Bipole III transmission project is nearing the finish line.
  • Green energy in your backyard
    People say water and electricity don’t mix, but that’s not entirely true. Manitoba’s energy supply is over 99% renewable and that’s because it’s mostly hydropower.
  • NAFTA working well for the electricity sector
    The ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is focusing attention on a great many facets of cross-border trade between the United States and Canada. So, where does electricity fit in?
  • Manitoba Hydro employees take community to heart
    With over 1,300 volunteer hours last year, Manitoba Hydro employees give time and effort to more than just their work.