Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project
The Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission project involves the construction of a 500-kilovolt transmission line from the Winnipeg area to the border with the United States in the province's southeast. As part of the new construction, upgrades are being made to three of Manitoba Hydro's converter stations: Dorsey, Glenboro, and Riel. It is estimated that the clean energy exported to Minnesota will displace 1.5 megatonnes of emissions per year.
Construction is already underway on the Minnesota side, and construction was able to start on the Manitoba side following the awarding of the environmental assessment certificate in April 2019.