A major transmission hub in Manitoba has been converted to a power plant.
The Windmill Transmission Centre in Whitehorse was previously a transmission hub for wind turbines and solar power projects.
The new plant will be located just north of the town of Whitehorse.
Windmill transmission centres have been a key part of the transmission grid since the mid-1990s.
The centre, located at the end of a transmission road in Whitehaven, will serve as the primary transmission hub of the new plant, which will be operational in the coming months.
The plant is expected to produce about 20 megawatts of power.
Wind turbine and solar projects The proposed windmill project is expected have a power output of about 50 megawatts.
The project is located in Whitehill and will be the second major transmission project in the province.
The first project was completed in 2010 and the new one will have a capacity of about 25 megawatts, according to the project application.
The proposed plant is located at Whitehill.
The existing Whitehill transmission road, which was previously owned by the Manitoba Public Service Commission, is being replaced with a power line connecting the new power plant to the town.
In a statement, the Winnipeg Power Authority said the new project will bring a new generation of electricity to Whitehill, which is home to the province’s largest electricity generating plant.
Whitehaven is a town of about 8,500 people.
Power lines and a new power station were connected to the existing power plant in Whitehead, a town in the northwestern corner of the province that is home the Manitoba Hydro power grid.
The Winnipeg Power Board says the power line was originally installed in 2008 and was expected to last more than 30 years.