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Manitoba Hydro begins transmission project

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Manitoba Hydro is seeking public input at a series of open house events for the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project.

According to information posted on Manitoba Hydro’s website, the project involves constructing a 500-kilovolt AC transmission line that will connect to the Great Northern Transmission Line in Minnesota and deliver power to American customers.

The first open house was held in Headingley on Nov. 12, as the project’s power transmission line begins at the Dorsey converter station in the RM of Rosser, then runs through the RMs of Headingley and Macdonald as part of Hydro’s southern loop transmission corridor.

Public affairs manager Bill Henderson said the open houses are designed to introduce the project to people living in the vicinity of the planned transmission route. "We’re looking for stakeholder and public input," Henderson said.

Henderson said Manitoba Hydro has been acquiring property rights along the southern loop for years, so there’s no need to expropriate land in the area. However, the corporation hasn’t decided where the line will cross the Canada/U.S. border, and wants to hear from people living along the three potential routes.

"This is the front-end of the project," he said, adding another series of meetings will likely be held in the spring, then a third next fall.

The project’s cost is estimated to be $350 million, with an in-service date of mid-2020.

Information on the project and open house dates and locations is available at www.hydro.mb.ca/projects/mb_mn_transmission/index.shtml

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