The Hydro Current
Energy news from Manitoba Hydro

The Hydro Current is our quarterly electronic newsletter for wholesale customers, regulators, legislators and other stakeholders who have an interest in or a relationship with Manitoba Hydro. Find the latest news of interest about our company and energy trends in the centre of our continent, from information about integrating renewable hydropower with wind and solar developents, updates on our latest generation or transmission projects, or policy developments that can affect utilities on both sides of the border. Contact us if you see something you like, don’t like, or want to see.

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Vol. 3, Issue 3 - Winter/Spring 2021

Keeyask generating station supplies power for the first time

Keeyask generating station supplies power for the first time

March 19, 2021 in 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.

Manitoba Hydro answers MISO call as extreme cold disrupts power across United States

Manitoba Hydro answers MISO call as extreme cold disrupts power across United States

March 19, 2021 in Vol. 3, Issue 3 - Winter/Spring 2021

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.

Moving to net zero: Manitoba Hydro ready to meet Canadian federal guidelines

Moving to net zero: Manitoba Hydro ready to meet Canadian federal guidelines

March 19, 2021 in Vol. 3, Issue 3 - Winter/Spring 2021

With abundant clean, renewable hydropower, Manitoba is poised to lead Canada’s fight against climate change through the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Watch: transmission lines fused using implosion sleeves as Birtle Transmission Project nears finish

Watch: transmission lines fused using implosion sleeves as Birtle Transmission Project nears finish

March 19, 2021 in Vol. 3, Issue 3 - Winter/Spring 2021

Manitoba Hydro staff have worked through the winter on the Birtle Transmission Project, part of an interconnection with SaskPower in Saskatchewan, Canada.


Vol. 3, Issue 2 - Fall/Winter 2020


Vol. 3, Issue 1 - Summer 2020


Vol. 2, Issue 4 - Spring 2020


Vol. 2, Issue 3 - Winter 2020


Vol. 2, Issue 2 - Fall 2019


Vol. 2, Issue 1 - Summer 2019


Vol. 1, Issue 3 - Winter 2019


Vol. 1, Issue 2 - Fall 2018


Vol. 1, Issue 1 - Summer 2018