Business Units

Manitoba HVDC Research Centre (MHRC)

The Manitoba HVDC Research Centre (MHRC) is a software development and engineering company that provides products and services to the global power systems community. MHRC’s flagship product, PSCAD™/EMTDC™, is the industry standard for power system electromagnetic transient simulations. The company works closely with customers to provide in-depth training and technical support.

MHRC’s engineering team provides consulting services for power system planning, operation, and design. The team’s areas of expertise include HVDC transmission, wind and renewable technologies, and insulation coordination. MHRC is committed to research and development to improve its products and services as well as to investigate new technologies. The dcLFL Line Fault Location system and Ice Vision Early Warning Detection system were developed in MHRC’s laboratories.

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Worldwide Integrated Rating Enhancement (WIRE) Services

Worldwide Integrated Rating Enhancement (WIRE) Services assists clients in optimizing their transmission line assets. Since 2001, WIRE has assessed over 50,000 km of lines around the world. As transmission line experts, WIRE provides clients with turnkey solutions to satisfy the ever-growing demand for power. WIRE offers services including transmission line modelling, vegetation and ground clearance analysis, transmission line design, upgrade engineering solutions, wearable technology applications, and transmission asset maintenance support. WIRE is the first utility-based company to integrate LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology for power utility applications.

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Manitoba Hydro Telecom (MHT)

Manitoba Hydro Telecom (MHT) is a facilities-based, carrier-class telecom service provider with a comprehensive network in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba. The network was originally designed to protect, monitor, and control the electric power system throughout the province. The network is still used for that purpose, but now also connects Manitobans with reliable access to broadband communication services.

Comprised of thousands of kilometres of fibre optic cable, the network is equipped with Ethernet and Optical Wavelength technology. This technology allows MHT to provide organizations with scalable broadband capacity and Internet access. MHT also offers colocation services in datacentres, at Manitoba Hydro's service centres, and on radio towers. These services are combined to create high-quality, unique network solutions.

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Manitoba Hydro International Maintenance Services (MHIMS)

Manitoba Hydro International Maintenance Services (MHIMS) provides safe, efficient, and cost-effective high-voltage electrical services within Manitoba and throughout North America. MHIMS' areas of expertise include high voltage maintenance, engineering, project design, project and contract management, and material procurement. MHIMS offers clients customizable, online energy monitoring solutions through the Energy Edge program. MHIMS promotes High Voltage Padmount Transformer (HVPT) stations, a unique alternative to traditional substations, as well as the High Voltage Testing Services available in partnership with Manitoba Hydro's High Voltage Test Facility.

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