Bipole III HVDC Transmission Project is a 500kV overhead line with a length of 1388km from Keewatinoow Converter Station, Manitoba, Canada, to Riel Converter Station, Manitoba, Canada.

Construction works on the Bipole III HVDC Transmission Project started in 2017 and the project was commissioned in 2018.


The Bipole III HVDC Transmission Project, which is an overhead line, is being operated by Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board. The Bipole III HVDC Transmission Project is a new line. The line carries direct current (AC) through double circuit cable.

Bipole III HVDC Transmission Project project development status

The development of the Bipole III HVDC Transmission Project project was approved by Alberta Utilities Commission in 2017 and the project works were completed in 2018.

About Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board

Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board (Manitoba Hydro), a Crown Corporation, is an integrated electricity and natural gas distribution utility. It produces electricity using the hydro, thermal and isolated capabilities; and also purchases electricity from external Canadian and US suppliers, and independently owned St. Leon and St. Joseph wind farms and on transmission charges. The company also trades electricity within wholesale markets in the Midwestern US and Canada. Manitoba Hydro procures natural gas from Alberta by a transmission pipeline owned by TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. It serves residential, commercial and industrial customers in the province.


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