Manitoba Hydro has been working in the Minto area and customers were without power as a new sub-station came online Thursday evening.

Various customers were without power for up to four hours on either Wednesday or Thursday afternoon.

“The planned outages allowed workers to improve the voltage, increasing it, at the Minto Station. We went from 8 k-v to 25 k-v. There are two feeder lines and we upgraded on power line per day” said Bruce Owen a media relations officer with Manitoba Hydro.

Owen adds the increased voltage will give customers more consistent and reliable electricity and less voltage fluctuation in their homes or farm operations.

“The way things are going farm operations are becoming larger and there’s increased demand d for electricity for example with grain dryers. With that increased demand we have to keep pace with that.”

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