Hydro line to Saskatchewan green-lit by Manitoba government
Power line expected to be in service in mid-2021, according to the Crown corporation
Manitoba Hydro has been given the green light to begin construction on a new, 80-kilometre transmission line to Saskatchewan.
The line, which the Crown corporation says will run between a Hydro station just south of Birtle, Man., to the Saskatchewan border at Tantallon, Sask., was pegged to cost about $70 million in 2018 and will facilitate the sale of power to Saskatchewan.
The line is slated to be completed by mid-2021.
However, the province requires Manitoba Hydro to submit an environmental protection plan before construction can begin.
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