System renewal

As we expand our electrical system to serve new customers, the system itself is being repaired continuously, replaced, and upgraded with a focus on safety, reliability, and providing more capacity to meet the growing energy needs of our customers.

Over the next 20 years, we will need to increase the frequency and quantity of replacements, as equipment that was installed up to 80 years ago nears the end of its useful life.

We’re not unique in our needs. A report by the Canadian Electricity Association quotes an International Energy Agency estimate that Canada will need to invest around $350 billion in its electricity sector by 2030. That’s a national investment of approximately $17.5 billion per year for 20 years. Learn more about the current and future states of Canada’s electricity industry.

2018 decommissioning projects

This year crews will begin to remove old Manitoba Hydro stations that are no longer needed and will grade and sod those sites to create public green spaces. We may redevelop if new infrastructure is needed, but there are no plans for any development at this time.

400 Sutton Avenue

  • built in 1939 and replaced in 2006 by a different site with new equipment and more capacity to serve current and future electricity needs in the area;
  • above-ground work begins in mid-January;
  • underground and landscaping work will be in the spring and summer.

511 Martin Avenue

  • built in the 1950s and replaced by the new Martin station in 2016 with upgrades that better support the energy demand of the growing area;
  • above-ground work begins in mid-February;
  • underground and landscaping work will be in the spring and summer.

606 Charles Street

  • built in 1949 and replaced by the new Burrows station in 2013;
  • above-ground work begins in late February;
  • underground and landscaping work will be in the spring and summer.

For more information about the decommissioning projects: