Our Services

Engineering Services

We support projects through the entire life cycle from system expansion planning to in-service for transmission; distribution; generation; and substation engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC). As owner's engineer, we provide project management, engineering studies, procurement services, training, and construction supervision. Our staff consists of professional engineers, technologists, and project managers with extensive utility expertise.

Our civil engineering team assists asset owners with design services, vegetation management, line modelling, upgrade engineering, and thermal rating analysis of transmission and distribution lines and assets. Our electrical engineering team provides power system studies; engineering equipment procurement services; operations, maintenance, and commissioning services; asset management; environmental monitoring; and equipment failure analysis.

We work with regulators, utilities, consultants, manufacturers, research institutes, academic institutions, and international financial institutions and banks to provide power system planning and operational studies, Electromagnetic Transient (EMT) studies, and HVDC and renewable energy systems. We offer our clients a variety of software packages, such as PSCAD™/EMTDC™, and other third-party tools required for detailed analysis.

Utility Management Services

As trusted utility experts, we work in all areas of the energy sector from generation, transmission, and distribution through to commercial operations and the end user. Our specialized knowledge of utility system management and operations has allowed us to deliver energy utility services around the world. We have completed comprehensive, cross-functional, utility management contracts in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

With extensive hydraulic generation experience, we support hydropower developers, owners, and operators in all aspects of the project development life cycle. For over 30 years, we have helped our clients improve their utility operations, asset management, and network performance and reliability. We provide power systems planning, environmental mitigation, economic studies and financial management, construction supervision, and owner’s engineering services. We are dedicated to building the capacity of local personnel to create positive and sustainable outcomes for our clients. 

High Voltage Services

We provide safe, efficient, and cost-effective high voltage electrical services within Manitoba and throughout North America. Our services include high voltage maintenance, engineering, project design, project and contract management, and material procurement. In addition, we promote High Voltage Padmount Transformer (HVPT) stations, a unique alternative to traditional substations.

In partnership with Manitoba Hydro’s High Voltage Test Facility, we provide commercial testing services for a wide variety of high voltage electrical equipment. All testing is performed at Manitoba Hydro’s leading-edge facility, where services are tailored to meet each customer’s specialized needs in accordance with IEEE, ANSI, IEC, and CSA standards.

Telecommunications Services

Manitoba Hydro Telecom (MHT) strives to improve the lives of Manitobans through data connectivity. Connection means economic growth, new opportunities for underserved areas of the province, and brings us closer to the things that matter most. We accomplish these connections with a Manitoba-wide, fibre-optic network. Over our network, we deliver services to enterprise, Internet service providers, other carriers, school divisions, and any organization with significant IT and network needs.

Whether through Internet access, Ethernet/wavelength solutions, tower colocation, or datacentre colocation, we provide network solutions that are capable of meeting any organization’s needs.

 

Our Products

PSCAD™

Our flagship product, PSCAD™/EMTDC™, is the industry standard for power system electromagnetic transient simulations. PSCAD™/EMTDC™ has earned the trust of power system leaders around the world in over 80 countries for more than four decades. The software provides unparalleled reliability, speed, and accuracy for a range of applications.

dcLFL™

The dcLFL™ (Line Fault Locator) pinpoints all faults on a transmission line to within a kilometre, including end-of-the-line faults. Initially developed for use on Manitoba Hydro’s Nelson River HVDC transmission lines, the dcLFL has now been successfully installed in countries around the world to monitor power lines. Our current installations include Canada, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, India, and China.

Ice Vision

Ice Vision is an image-based ice detection system that uses digital video of your overhead transmission lines to identify problem ice build-up. Our real-time system automatically measures ice profiles –directly on overhead transmission lines– and will alert you when it’s necessary to take action.

VisualSpection

VisualSpection is the most comprehensive augmented reality platform for today’s utility industry. Through wearable technology, VisualSpection helps utilities with remote assistance, data collection, 3D modelling, enterprise integration, field inspections, situational awareness, and knowledge transfer. VisualSpection creates a safer, more productive, and efficient work environment.

HVPT™ Substation

 A viable alternative to a traditional substation, our modular High Voltage Padmount Transformer (HVPT™) substation is capable of accepting utility connections from 44 kV to 138 kV for loads up to 20 MVA. With our ability to reduce a traditional substation’s footprint by up to 75 per cent and eliminate the need for external overhead conductors and fencing, our transformer is ideal for a wide range of applications.

Energy Edge

Energy Edge Monitoring software provides customized energy monitoring programs that deliver valuable insight into an organization's operations. Through data monitoring and analysis, Energy Edge identifies new ways to increase efficiency ultimately saving energy and money.

FACE

FACE is a powerful application that predicts the field and corona effects of high voltage transmission lines. The intuitive and easy to use graphical user interface (GUI) allows users to create transmission line configurations, enter their data, and see the results of the different studies.