A temporary generator has been installed in Pukatawagan to help residents return home safely after the recent wildfires lost power.
After a little over a month of planning, transportation and installation work, Hydro decided to build two large industrial power plants to bring power back to the residents of Mathias Colomb Cree Nation. He said he supplied power to the aircraft.
"Installing a generator means that essential services such as health, water and sewerage, household services, access to the outside world through internet services and other media will be available again. It means that,” said Lorna Biggeti, Matthias Colombe Cree Nation Chief.
"We rest at night and wake up in the morning knowing our families are safe." Although damaged, the rail line to the community remained intact.
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This allowed Manitoba Hydro to ship two large generators to temporarily restore power.
"A lot of people worked really hard to make this happen," said Cyril Patterson, Director of Rural Operations for Hydro in Manitoba.
"There's a lot of work left to do, but I'm happy that community members can go home before we finish our work."
2 units of 1,500 The kV generators are too large to fly, but are continuously monitored and refueled while the crew works on repairs to Pukatawagan's normal power supply.
"Being in Sixth Treaty territory is the comfort of home...it feels calm," he said Bighetty. , and rocks - a difficult task complicated by access problems.
Many of the materials needed to restore power, including utility poles, transmission line spools, insulators, guy wires, special vehicles, transformers, fuel, etc., are delivered to the community on the same train as the generator. Arrived at — 27 cars long.
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