Invest in Manitoba
Utilities: Manitoba Hydro
Low rates, high reliability
Many locations throughout North America face rising power rates, energy shortages, reliability problems and uncertainty with long-term power supplies. For business owners, these problems have a direct impact on their bottom line and may even affect the long-term success of their businesses. Manitoba stands apart from other locations because it has:
Published electricity rates that are among North America's lowest
Manitoba’s electrical rates are among the most affordable in North America and surveys conducted by Hydro Quebec have repeatedly shown Manitoba as the most competitive in terms of published electrical rates for large industrial customers.
High system reliability
Manitoba Hydro's power outage frequency and average outage time are substantially lower than the respective composite average of other utilities. Its high system reliability is reinforced through 11 cross-border interconnections in Canada and the United States through the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO). Manitoba Hydro is also a member of both the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and the Midwest Reliability Organization, which have enforcement responsibilities in this region.
Abundant existing generating capacity and certainty of future power supplies
Almost 100% of Manitoba’s electricity comes from environmentally sustainable hydroelectric generation. The rivers in Manitoba that supply power have more than twice the hydroelectric potential of Niagara Falls, and to date, only 50% of this potential has been harnessed.
Manitoba Hydro is implementing capital investments of approximately $15 billion for major new generation and transmission projects over the next 10 to 15 years. These projects will serve the growing needs of Manitoba customers and will ensure a stable, reliable and cost-effective supply of electricity long into the future.