Riel Converter Station

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Ranking for 2012: 95

Industry Sector: Energy

Specific Sector: Transmission

Range: 0 - $500,000,000

Project Value: $267,000,000

Government Funds Involved: N/A

Funding Source: Public

Location: Rosser, Manitoba

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2014

LEED: N/A


The station will serve as a backup for the Dorsey Converter Station, located west of the city near Rosser. It will also serve as the converter station for the new $3.28-billion Bipole III transmission line that Manitoba Hydro hopes to begin building in the fall of 2012 and to have in service by mid-2017. Currently under construction, completion is scheduled for 2014.


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