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Electricity will flow west from Manitoba Hydro’s generating stations to Saskatchewan.

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Electricity will flow west from Manitoba Hydro’s generating stations to Saskatchewan.

Manitoba and Saskatchewan announced a $100-million power export deal today which will see more electricity flow west from Manitoba Hydro’s generating stations.

The deal is the single-largest power deal between the two provinces. Both also signed an memorandum of understanding on a larger 500-megawatt purchase after 2020.

SaskPower president and CEO Robert Watson said in a statement the additional electricity is needed to meet that province’s growing economy.

"Our goal is to ensure that the demand for power is met consistently across the province and that we’re making use of resources that are affordable and renewable," he said.

Manitoba Hydro president and CEO Scott Thomson said SaskPower’s need for power matches the Crown utility’s plans to build the Keeyask and Conawapa generating stations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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