Construction environmental protection plans approved by Manitoba Sustainable Development.
The Keewatinohk Converter Station will be located in northern Manitoba, northeast of Gillam.
The Riel Converter Station is located in southern Manitoba, east of Winnipeg in the RM of Springfield.
That means there is no shortfall in our ability to meet customers electricity demands should Bipole I II fail.
The project will also provide additional capacity to deliver renewable energy from the Keeyask Generating Station currently under construction to meet Manitoba’s growing demand for electricity and fuel our province’s prosperity.
Manitoba Sustainable Development granted Environment Act Licence No.
3055 to Manitoba Hydro on August 14, 2013 for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Bipole III Transmission Project. The environmental assessment for the project, includes a comprehensive program of community/public consultation and identification of potential impacts and mitigation measures, is documented in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).On August 8, 2012, Manitoba Hydro filed a supplementary report on caribou with the Manitoba Clean Environment Commission and Manitoba Sustainable Development in support of the Bipole III Environmental Impact Statement. On July 31, 2012, Manitoba Hydro filed supplementary materials with the Manitoba Clean Environment Commission and Manitoba Sustainable Development in support of the Bipole III Environmental Impact Statement.Bipole III Environmental Impact Statement Supplemental Material - July 2012.The file will allow you to view the route(s) with software such as Google Earth®.Bipole III is a high voltage direct current transmission project under construction in Manitoba that will deliver renewable energy to southern Manitoba and the United States, helping to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.transmission lines will be required to connect the new Keewatinohk converter station to the existing Henday Converter Station and Long Spruce Generating Station in northern Manitoba; and at the Riel converter station east of Winnipeg to existing Ridgeway, Richer, Dorsey, and St. Construction began in early 2014 with clearing of the northern transmission lines and installation of foundations.