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Manitoba considers more private-sector work with Crown-owned energy utility

November 30th, 2022

If Manitoba Hydro was sold, it is likely China State Grid would be the highest bidder

Province to reduce fees collected from Manitoba Hydro by $190M a year in bid to limit rate hikes, trim debt

November 23rd, 2022

The provincial government is planning to give Manitoba Hydro a $190-million break on two fees it collects from the utility

Hydro rate, pesticide bills pass as Manitoba legislative session ends

November 3rd, 2022

Bill 36 passed neutering the PUB

NDP vows to freeze hydro rates

November 2nd, 2022

Tories should withdraw bill handcuffing the Public Utilities Board

October 21st, 2022

The way Manitoba is going with this Bill, it will be like racing a pedal car in the Indy 500

Hydro, PUB bill draws public fire

October 8th, 2022

All presenters opposed Bill 36

Presentation on Bill 36 by D. Woodford, Thursday October 6th.

October 6th, 2022

Gist of D. Woodford's presentation before the Legislature Re. Bill 36

This is a very, very big deal for Manitoba

September 24th, 2022

This may be th beginning for Manitoba moving into the 21st Century

NDP pans potential Hydro CEO bonus

September 17th, 2022

Poll shows majority of Manitobans support Public Utilities Board

July 19th, 2022

A majority of Manitobans say that an independent, arms-length board should set rates charged by Crown corporations

Water woes

July 9th, 2022

In Our Backyard: Keeyask and the Legacy of Hydroelectric Development

Edited by Aimée Craft & Jill Blakley

University of...

Manitoba falling behind on key climate measure, feds say

March 30th, 2022

Virtually every building in this province will have to become more efficient, and so that’s the most expensive and disruptive

Energy backup needed

January 10th, 2022

Keeyask chickens come home to roost

November 19th, 2021

Hydro's debt to capitalization ratio (which credit rating agencies keep a close eye on) has increased to 86 per cent, up from 74 per cent prior...

Manitoba Hydro seeks 5% electricity rate increase

November 16th, 2021

Manitoba Hydro submitted an overall electric rate increase application Monday to the Public Utilities Board, asking for a five per cent...

Keep on e-Truckin'

October 20th, 2021

Bison adds electric big rig to fleet

September 3rd, 2021

Manitoba stays a have-not province. With no plan to exploit electrification except export electricity at a loss for other's benefit

Manitoba government axes controversial education reform bill

September 1st, 2021

Getting Rid of Bill 35 is important for bringing Manitoba Hydro into the 21st Century


July 8th, 2021

The PUB gagged over the current term of this government. Then they get some power back. Hydro's annnual payments to government increase.

The proposed Manitoba Hydro rate increase coming this fall

July 8th, 2021

Historically when governments control Hydro, long term disasters prevail. The PUB should decide these matters, not political expediency

Hydro sleight of hand hurts ratepayers

July 2nd, 2021

The Brad Wall Report Recommendation #2.6 recommends reduction or suspension in Hydro payments to government

Power failure, future shock

May 29th, 2021

The lights are on, but Manitoba Hydro isn't answering the door to offer clarity on greener power plans

Province issues permanent licence for Manitoba Hydro's Churchill River Diversion

May 13th, 2021

Manitoba Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard says she will not hesitate to impose further conditions on Hydro in the future in...

PUB considers request for special hearing on hydro rates

April 9th, 2021

The Consumers Coalition wrote to the Public Utilities Board to convene a hearing to determine whether current hydro rates are appropriate.

Coalition wants public review of Manitoba Hydro's financial health because ratepayers 'in the dark'

March 27th, 2021

Coalition says three major projects came online since last hearing took place, so review sorely needed

Hydro 'shrouded in secrecy,' coalition tells PUB

March 27th, 2021

"Manitoba Hydro’s rate making process are either not undertaken or shrouded in secrecy." - Consumers Coalition

Hydro plan means higher rates, privatization

March 20th, 2021

This NDP MLA attacks Bill 35 which effectively has Hydro a government dept and neuters the PUB. This is not democratization of electricity

NDP tries to zap Pallister's plan to have government set electricity rates

March 19th, 2021

The provincial government is moving in the opposite direction to the democritization of electricity that is happening elsewhere

'Can't do' thinking hampers Hydro

March 17th, 2021

Efficiency Manitoba has the mandate to cut back Manitoba Hydro domestic load by 1.5%. Ths has to be dealt with.

Premier calls NDP management of Manitoba Hydro megaprojects 'scandal of the century' following report

March 1st, 2021

Good comments by Byron Willioms of the Public Interest Law Centre.

Hydro review slams NDP's handling of Bipole III, Keeyask but opposes privatizing Crown corp

February 26th, 2021

The annual 1% loan guarantee on debt Hydro pays the treasury, any government has no incentive to stop unnecessary construction

Report says optimistic forecasts, lack of oversight led to big debt at Manitoba Hydro

February 26th, 2021

The Bipole III Coalition fought for many of the conclusions in the Brad Wall Report

Review of Bipole III & Keeyask Commmission Report

February 26th, 2021

A useful summary of the Wall report as applied to the government, Manitoba Hydro, the PUB and Bill 35

Manitoba Hydro integrates subsidiary into parent company

February 16th, 2021

This article will have to be revised as there is more that needs to be explained such as MH Telecom and the world dominate PSCAD electric power...

Manitoba Hydro subsidiary wrapping up international contracts

February 16th, 2021

It appears the profitable PSCAD will be integrated into Manitoba Hydro along MH Telecom

New global energy landscape

January 29th, 2021

Time for real change at Hydro

November 29th, 2020

LANE: Hydro, a wounded utility

November 22nd, 2020

Treat Hydro with care

October 27th, 2020

Review needed to unearth truth on Hydro fiasco

August 24th, 2020

Manitoban's — ratepayers — deserve a full examination of Manitoba Hydro, says former chair of the Public Utilities board.

B.C.’s Site C has become a cash bonfire. Hard decisions are ahead

August 17th, 2020

Is this what is happening to Manitoba Hydro with Keeyask and Waskwatim?

Xcel proposes $3B in renewable projects to bolster economy dogged by pandemic

June 17th, 2020

With electricity costs low in Minnesota, a poor market for Manitoba Hydro opportunity energy sales there will result.

Emissions targets overheated

February 25th, 2020

Handcuffed by record borrowing

December 26th, 2019

Manitoba Hydro's debt ($23.5B) exceeds governments net debt, adding to Manitoba's total debt

Renewables 'hit a wall' in saturated Upper Midwest grid

December 12th, 2019

The Upper Midwest of the Mid-continent Independent Operator (MISO) is where Manitoba Hydro exports its US energy into

SaskPower exploring $1.8-billion link with Manitoba Hydro

December 6th, 2019

The idea is at an preliminary stage and wouldn't be ready before 2030, but it would supply enough electricity to power a million homes.

Quick Facts on Canada's climate plan, compared to other G20 members

November 11th, 2019

OTTAWA - Some quick facts about Climate Transparency's 2019 report card on Canada's climate plan as part of its annual report card on G20...

France's EDF buys UK electric vehicle infrastructure firm Pivot Power

November 4th, 2019

Electricite De France acquiring battery storage and EV charging companies

Harmful air pollution 'definitely too high for the public' near city roads, study suggests

October 29th, 2019

A new study found harmful levels of air pollution near major urban roads in Toronto and Vancouver.

On the road to a low-cost, carbon-free Alberta

October 17th, 2019

The Alberta Zero-Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration will see transport trucks hauling freight between the province's two biggest...

The Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work

September 29th, 2019

We have the solutions. We just need the will to execute.

Technology will turn consumers into energy producers, traders: Hydro CEO

September 25th, 2019

Photo by Craig Ruttle / The Associated Press files

Time to go electric

September 9th, 2019

Both NDP and PCs culpable for Hydro boondoggle, voters should know

September 6th, 2019

The sun rises behind a hydro tower dotted with workers ED KAISER/Postmedia Network Files

'It's the old chicken and an egg situation'

September 4th, 2019

MIKE SUDOMA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Ruth and Lester Deane's Teslas.

Growing consensus seen on need to smooth path to mass electrification

July 25th, 2019

A US perspective on productive electrification

Manitoba's new 'utility scale' solar farm aims to spark First Nations interest in green energy

June 20th, 2019

First Nation's sun-powered project to generate electricity, revenue, expertise for the community


June 20th, 2019

Consider the similarities with Manitoba Hydro's Keeyask, Bipole III and MMTP projects.

Murky math casts doubt on Minnesota power line

May 28th, 2019

Keeyask construction by Manitoba Hydro

The Changing Electricity Landscape

May 27th, 2019

Utilities can transform challenges into opportunities by focusing on collaboration, innovation and modernization

PC government wrong on Efficiency Manitoba

May 10th, 2019

“If you’re not growing, you’re falling behind.”

Transportation Electrification: How to Do It Right

May 2nd, 2019

Utilities need to provide customers with programs and services that encourage and reward the adoption of more electric vehicles.

Crown corp. marching orders

April 30th, 2019

Here's how rising air pollution is likely affecting your health

April 24th, 2019

Air pollution is having a direct effect on health and life expectancy around the world, according to a slew of new studies

Singapore in Talks With More Electric Car Companies After Dyson

April 21st, 2019

Is there any reason why Manitoba could not become a cluster for EV manufacturing?

Propulsion Quebec

April 17th, 2019

The Propulsion Québec is a collaborative business platform bringing together all of Quebec’s smart and electric transportation businesses.

Canada's EV charging network growing up as numbers and power improve

April 4th, 2019

Petro Canada's electric vehicle charging station is shown on display at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto on Thursday, February...

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Pilot Project To Be Launched in Maryland

March 6th, 2019

More than 50 charging stations, including nine 'fast charging' ones, to come up in Potomac Edison service territory in five years

Zapped: Unravelling the NDP’s new spin around power prices and the Site C dam

February 20th, 2019

B.C.'s NDP is now doing precisely what it criticizes the Liberals for doing — manufacturing a need for power while pushing forward with a...

Lithium Ion Batteries-Recycling story

February 16th, 2019

US seeks ways to develop lithium-ion battery recycling to address global demand, potential shortages of materials for electric vehicle, phone...

Alberta government contract to result in three new solar power plants

February 15th, 2019

The Alberta government is granting a 20-year contract to supply about half of its electric power needs to a partnership that plans to build...

Solar is cheaper than Hydro

December 17th, 2018

Lane: Hydro debt mess complicated

December 14th, 2018

This Latin American country is charging ahead with electric vehicles

December 12th, 2018

Can Manitoba learn from what is happening in Chile?

Batteries not included

December 8th, 2018

Tories playing the blame game

October 26th, 2018

Electric vehicles could increase demand for Thompson nickel, says North Atlantic mining director

October 11th, 2018

Vale North Atlantic mining operations director Alistair Ross spoke to the Thompson Chamber of Commerce about the future of the company’s...