Manitoba

Overview of Electricity Sector

Like Québec and British Columbia, the province of Manitoba generates almost all of its electricity (98%) from hydropower. Manitoba Hydro, a provincial Crown Corporation, operates 15 hydroelectric stations on 5 major river systems and two thermal plants which run mainly on natural gas, one of which includes a coal unit as a backup source.It also...

Renewable Energy

In terms of non-hydro electricity, Manitoba has two commercial-scale wind farms totaling 258 MW in the southern part of the province. According to Manitoba’s Clean Energy Strategy, the government has set a long-term target of 1,000 MW of wind power although it has not yet established a timeline for meeting this target. There are currently...

Community Energy

The majority of community scale power in Manitoba consists of geothermal installations that serve clusters of buildings in community or district systems. These include projects in rural municipalities such as Île-des-Chênes, First Nations communities such as the Peguis and Fisher River Nations, and residential housing units such as the Bridgewater Forest Neighbourhood. In terms of...

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