Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project

Rank 2021

NR

Industry Sector: Energy

Project Type: Transmission

Project Value: $453 million

Funding Source: Public

Provincial Funding: Manitoba Hydro: $453 million

Province: Manitoba

City / Region: Winnipeg area, Manitoba to the Minnesota border

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2020

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.

Project Owner: Manitoba Hydro

Engineer: Wood Group (consulting)

Contractor: Muskeko Joint Venture (Section 1 of MMTP from Dorsey Converter Station, north-west of Winnipeg to Anola); Valard Construction (Section 2 Anola to the U.S. border.)

2020 Rank: 94

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