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What happened to Hydro's decade of returns?

Winnipeg Free Press.

Authors : Byron Williams & Gloria Desorcy.  

Manitoba Hydro proposes to spend more than $17 billion -- or $17,000 per Manitoban -- on new generation over the next two decades. The Bipole III transmission line is expected to cost $3 billion more.

The merits of these investments have been the subject of an acrimonious yet often confusing public debate. Important questions remain unanswered:

What does Hydro expansion mean for Manitoba ratepayers? When do we need a new supply of electricity to meet domestic needs?

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