Manitoba Hydro – Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project
On this page you can find:
- Project information
- Assessment of the project (updates)
- News Release
- Support for participants
31 October 2017: Recommendation to the Minister regarding Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project [Filing A87404]
In its project application [Filing A81054], Manitoba Hydro is proposing to construct and operate a 500 kV alternating current international power line (IPL) extending from Manitoba Hydro’s Dorsey Converter Station in Manitoba to the international boundary between Manitoba and Minnesota (Dorsey IPL). The Dorsey IPL will connect with the Great Northern Transmission Line, a new 500 kV transmission line in the United States.
Based on the proposed design and route, the construction of the Dorsey IPL will require alterations to two of Manitoba Hydro’s existing IPLs, as well as alterations to some of Manitoba Hydro’s intra-provincial transmission lines and facilities.
The construction of the Dorsey IPL and the associated alterations to Manitoba Hydro’s existing transmission facilities is collectively known as the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project (MMTP).
This map provides an overview of the project.
Past Board process updates
- 12 October 2017: Manitoba Hydro files Manitoba Clean Environment Commission recommendation report [Filing A86779]
- 6 October 2017: Board advises Environment and Climate Change Canada, and the Fisheries and Oceans Canada of potential effects on species at risk [Filing A86641] and [Filing A86638]
- 6 September 2017: Board releases List of registered participants to the Environmental Assessment [Filing A85861]
- 27 June 2017: Board directs Manitoba Hydro to publish a notice of registration for the NEB environmental assessment process [Filing A84661]
- 21 June 2017: Board grants relief requirements, Ruling No 2 [Filing A84531]
- 13 June 2017: Board sends letter to potentially impacted Indigenous groups [Filing A84351]
- 13 June 2017: Board grants extension to Manitoba Hydro for filling provincial hearing documents, Ruling No 1 [Filing A84360]
- 2 June 2017: Board directs Manitoba Hydro to expand Indigenous engagement [Filling A84165]
- 1 June 2017: Board sends Information Request No 2 requesting that Manitoba Hydro files all documents from the provincial hearings [Filling A84128]
- 19 April 2017: Board issues process decision [Filing A82687]
- 25 March 2017: Manitoba Hydro responds to Information Request No. 1 [Filing A82248]
- 15 March 2017: Board sends Information Request No. 1 to Manitoba Hydro [Filing A82079]
- 3 February 2017: Manitoba Hydro replied to concerns of Manitoba Metis Federation [Filing A81637]
- 19 January 2017: Manitoba Metis Federation files concerns with Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project [Filing A81374]
- 4 January 2017: Manitoba Hydro files provincial Environmental Impact Statement [Filing A81182] [Filing A81183] [Filing A81184] [Filing A81188]
- 17 December 2016: The public is given until 20 January 2017 to submit comments on the proposed process.
- 16 December 2016: Manitoba Hydro filed a project application with the Board [Filing A81054]
- 8 October 2015: Manitoba Hydro files its project description with the Board [Filing A73129]
Support for participants
Participant funding is available. Refer to the Participant Funding Program page for information on deadlines, eligibility, how to apply for funding, and how to submit claims.
The Process Advisor’s role is to support the public (e.g., landowners, concerned citizens, environmental non-governmental organizations) and Aboriginal groups if they have questions about the NEB’s assessment of the project.
National Energy Board
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803
TTY (Teletype): 1-800-632-1663
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
If you have questions about the project, including whether or not the power line could cross your property, please contact the applicant.
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