Authority over electricity generation and transmission in Canada rests primarily with provincial governments. Both Manitoba and Saskatchewan have recognized NERC as an electric Reliability Standards-setting organization and have committed to supporting NERC and MRO in their respective roles. MRO has a memorandum of understanding with Saskatchewan. In Manitoba, MRO’s authority is provided within the Manitoba Hydro Act (C.C.S.M. c. H190, M.R. 45/2017, Schedule 1 (Section 2)). Both provinces work closely with MRO and the ERO.​