Keeyask Hydroelectric Dam

The Keeyask Hydroelectric Dam is a generating station on Manitoba’s Nelson River that began construction in 2014. Once completed, it will generate enough energy each year to power 400,000 homes. The dam will primarily produce renewable energy. The Keeyask dam is a collaboration between Manitoba Hydro and four partner First Nations – Tataskweyak Cree Nation, War Lake First Nation, York Factory First Nation and Fox Lake Cree Nation – collectively known as the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership. The first unit at the Keeyask Generating Station went into service on February 16th 2021. In early March of 2021, the dam started producing renewable energy – and continues to do so. The roughly $8.7 billion project is fully online as of March 2022. More than 26,000 workers, including electricians, labourers, millwrights, heavy equipment operators, and truck drivers, have been employed through the duration of the project.

Building Connections