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Hydro-Québec: major player in clean and renewable energy production

We produce more than 99% of our electricity from water—a source of clean, renewable and reliable energy.

Hydro-Québec is internationally renowned in the field of hydroelectricity and large transmission systems. The hydroelectricity it produces and the impressive expertise it has amassed over a number of major projects have contributed to Hydro-Québec’s central role in the fight against climate change. Hydroelectricity generates very little greenhouse gas and its use curbs the emission of large quantities of greenhouse gas.

Hydro-Québec also supports the development of other technologies, such as wind energy and biomass, through purchases from independent power producers. In view of the energy transition of our off-grid systems, we have launched projects that focus on using residual forest biomass in Obidjiwan and wind-diesel pairing in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine region.

Video: Leading the energy revolution

In Québec, we’ve seen many revolutions. One of the most important at the moment is the energy revolution, which Quebecers initiated almost 75 years ago when we chose to develop clean and renewable energy sources. We are proud to have a strong international reputation and to be able to continue innovating in the field thanks to Hydro-Québec.

Complementary energy sources

Wind power

While continuing to develop hydropower, its main means of generation, Hydro-Québec is supporting the growth of another renewable: wind power.

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Other energy sources

In addition to hydropower and wind power, Hydro-Québec also makes use of other energy sources, such as biomass.

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