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Notice of Decision: Manitoba Hydro Application for 7.9% Interim Rate Increase Effective August 1, 2017

Press Release

July 31, 2017


The Public Utilities Board (Board) approved a 3.36% interim rate increase in Manitoba Hydro’s billed rates effective August 1, 2017. Manitoba Hydro had asked for a 7.9% interim rate increase.

All revenue from the rate increase will flow to the established Bipole III deferral account. This deferral account will aid in moderating future rate increases when Bipole III comes into service in 2018.

This interim rate increase, along with Manitoba Hydro’s request for a 7.9% increase effective April 1, 2017, will be thoroughly reviewed in the General Rate Application process currently before the Board.

The Board is an impartial tribunal and regulator, at arm’s length from government, that acts in the public interest.

Board Order 80/17, contains additional information on the Board’s decision. The Order is available on the Board’s website at, or through the Board’s Office.

The Public Utilities Board
400 – 330 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0C4
Telephone: (204) 945-2638
Facsimile: (204) 945-2643
Toll Free: 1-866-854-3698
Email: [email protected]


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