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Manitoba Hydro Imports & Exports

Manitoba Hydro exports currently account for 25% of its revenue, a figure that will increase with future projects. The utility exports energy to Saskatchewan, Ontario and the US, and is a member of the Mid-Continent Power Pool (MAPP) and the International Transmission Organization. Most exports are to the US mid-western states who consider hydro power green energy. These states do not have to construct their own electrical generation stations, and use less coal energy as a result. Manitoba Hydro claims that between 1970 and 2000 hydro exports have displaced 1.6 billion tons of CO2 emissions where it exports energy.

As Manitoba Hydro's energy source is majority water based, in wet years it exports more energy than in dry years when it has to import energy, mostly dirty energy from other provinces and states.

Manitoba Hydro Import/Exports (Megawatt Hours)
Year Imports Exports
2011 (Jan-Dec) 138,637 9,343,813
2010 (Jan-Dec) 295,986 9,071,355
2009 (Jan-Dec) 203,264 9,238,322
2008 (Jan-Dec) 87,878 9,880,366
2007 (Jan-Dec) 527,766 9,860,991
2006 (Jan-Dec) 821,052 10,333,790
2005 (Jan-Dec) 246,565 11,480,986
2004 (Jan-Dec) 2,554,588 6,483,842
2003 (Jan-Dec) 5,906,405 4,241,942
2002 (Jan-Dec) 2,142,733 7,409,805
2001 (Jan-Dec) 657,566 9,757,530
2000 (Jan-Dec) 715,570 9,303,105
1999 (Jan-Dec) 1,330,623 7,755,823
1998 (Jan-Dec) 1,162,775 10,771,567
1997 (Jan-Dec) 9,150 11,657,190
Source: National Energy Board Import/Export Reports from 1997-2009

Download National Energy Board Energy Market Assessment 2001 (PDF)
Download Manitoba Hydro 58th Annual Report March 2009 (PDF)
View National Energy Board listing of Import/Export Reports, 1997-2009

Source: Manitoba Hydro, National Energy Board