Areas of Activity

Operating segments

Hydro-Québec has four operating segments, namely Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Construction.

Hydro-Québec Production operates and develops Hydro‑Québec’s generating facilities. It generates electricity for the Québec market and exports power to wholesale markets in northeastern North America.

Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie operates and develops Hydro-Québec’s power transmission system. It markets system capacity and manages power flows throughout Québec.

Hydro-Québec Distribution operates and develops Hydro-Québec’s distribution system and supplies electricity to the Québec market. It also carries on activities related to electricity sales in Québec, provides customer services and promotes energy efficiency.

Hydro-Québec Innovation, équipement et services partagés and Société d’énergie de la Baie James (SEBJ) design, build and refurbish generating and transmission facilities, mainly for Hydro-Québec Production and Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie.

Other activities

Through its subsidiaries, Hydro-Québec works with a number of other players in the field of energy and technological innovation. For example, one of the company’s main subsidiaries, Hydro-Québec IndusTech, is responsible for TM4 Inc., a leader in the field of electric powertrain systems.

In addition, Hydro-Québec can count on its research institute (IREQ) in all of its activities. IREQ employs about 500 people and has obtained some 1,100 patents since it was founded and published thousands of articles.

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