WINNIPEG, September 7, 2017 – Teshmont, a leader in electric power transmission engineering services, played a key role as a supplier to General Electric Canada in the recent completion of a contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of a 66/12 kilovolt (kV) substation designed to meet downtown Winnipeg's increasing energy needs and to improve the reliability of the downtown network.
Fifty years ago, on December 1, 1966, Templeton, Shawinigan and Montreal Engineering came together to form Teshmont Consultants Incorporated. Their purpose: to help Manitoba Hydro develop an energy transmission system, the size and scope of which had never been built before. At 895 km, this project, named Bipole I, was to be the world's longest and highest voltage HVDC system, making Manitoba self-sufficient in renewable, reliable electricity while enabling the supply of over 1850 megawatts of hydroelectric power. The project was so successful that, upon its completion, the company stayed together, and, in the 50 years since it began, Teshmont has gone on to change the landscape of power transmission the world over.