Sometimes when there's an unexpected heat wave or cold snap, the demand for power rises. This can make it hard for us to keep up to our customer’s needs. But we can buy power from our neighbours in Manitoba, Alberta and North Dakota. We can also sell them power if they need it.
The power we buy from our neighbours comes through our powerlines. We buy and sell when it makes sense.
How much we get depends on how much there is available and how much our lines can handle.
When we need the extra help, our neighbours are reliable and there to lend a hand.
This is a cost-effective way to handle the power demand at peak times.
The emissions can vary based on the power source.
We have an agreement with Manitoba Hydro for 25 MW of power until 2022.
Long-term imports can be a reliable and environmentally friendly source for our supply mix.