Keeyask Generating Station

Keeyask Generating Station

On July 5, 2014, Conservation and Water Stewardship issued an Interim Licence for the proposed Keeyask Generating station under the Water Power Act to the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership, a legal entity involving Manitoba Hydro and four Manitoba First Nations - Tataskweyak, York Factory, Fox Lake and War Lake, to use and store water for power generation purposes at the Keeyask site on the Nelson River.

Click here to view the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership website.

The proposal includes the construction of a 695-megawatt (MW) hydroelectric generating station at Gull Rapids on the lower Nelson River, immediately upstream of Stephens Lake. Other proposed primary works include a spillway, and dykes to contain the reservoir which would be created upstream of the principal structures.

Water Power Act Licensing

Application for Interim Water Power Act Licence:


Reports (submitted by proponent):

    General Layout Plan and Supporting Data Report
    General Construction Plans
Licence Implementation Guide for Water Levels

Interim Water Power Act Licence:

Environmental Act Licensing

In April 2014 the Minister of Conservation and Water Stewardship released the Clean Environment Commission’s (CEC) report on the Keeyask Project.  The Commission recommended that an evironmental licence be issued to the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership for construction of the Keeyask Generation Project.  Click here to view the CEC’s website and report.

Environment Act Licence No. 3107 was issued on July 2, 2014 for the Keeyask Generation Project proposed by the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership.

Environment Act Licence No. 3106 was issued on July 10, 2014 for the Keeyask Transmission Line Project.  The Transmission Line Project consists of transmission lines, station development, and station upgrades necessary for the construction and operation of the Keeyask Generation Station.