When you’re this reliable, word gets around.
Hydro-Québec is known throughout the world for the reliability of its transmission system, and we’re committed to remaining a benchmark. Thanks to redundancy across the looped grid and recurring annual investments of C$2.2 billion, Hydro-Québec’s infrastructure is built for dependability and high performance. Hydro-Québec also relies on its own extensive and robust telecommunications network to manage, monitor and operate its facilities.
Since our grid is electrically isolated from the rest of the North American power system, it’s safe from disturbances and outages that may occur on neighboring systems, making it inherently more reliable. In addition, a 735-kV loop circles the Greater Montréal area, connecting it to six high-voltage transmission lines from major generating stations.
A 735-kV loop circles the Greater Montréal area
Our grid meets all international reliability standards
Hydro-Québec’s network continuously meets the criteria set out by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the Northeast Power Coordinating Council (NPCC).
Get on the grid fast
Intensive project management has been our specialty since the 1960s. Our rich experience means you get connected to the grid fast. Hydro-Québec handles requests from intake to completion and sets a personalized, reliable date for work termination.