Quebec

Overview of Electricity Sector

With over 40% of Canada’s water resources, the province of Québec has developed enormous hydroelectric capacity, more than three times that of British Columbia, the second largest producer of hydropower in Canada. Its hydro installations on La Grande Rivière, also known as the James Bay Project, produce 99% of the province’s electricity output. With an...

Renewable Energy

After hydro, wind is the second largest contributor to Québec’s grid and the province ranks second in Canada in terms of wind power installed. Wind development in Québec dates back to the Le Nordais project, the province’s first commercial wind farm (133 MW) constructed in La Matane region in 1998 [i].  Since then, Hydro-Québec has signed contracts with independent power producers...

Community Energy

Québec’s first major community power initiative took place in 2010, when Hydro Québec put out a call for tenders for two separate blocks of 250 MW of wind power – one for community projects and one for Aboriginal projects [i]. and accepted twelve bids totalling 291 MW. Of these, 11 were awarded to projects developed by limited...

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