Hydro-Québec is responsible for ensuring its power system is safe, but you also have a part to play in minimizing the number of outages and keeping yourself and others safe.
How to prevent electrical accidents and follow safety rules
Tree planting and pruning. Choosing a tree that won’t pose a risk to the power system. Notifying Hydro-Québec if a tree or vine comes too close to the power system.
Planning construction at heights, digging, and pool and spa installations. Maintaining safe distances and respecting servitudes.
Kites, sailing and water guns: watching out for power lines.
Respecting warning signs near generating facilities.
Keeping your distance: the risk of drowning is real.
Respect easements, dos and don’ts, requests regarding work...
Preparing for power outages. Understanding and preventing outages. Reporting an outage.
What is a shock and what determines how serious it is? What should you do if you receive a shock?
What is electricity? How is it generated, transmitted and brought into your home? Learn all about Québec’s power system.
In the mood for an energizing outing? Discover the fascinating world of electricity and let our huge generating structures impress you.
Games, tools and materials for teaching students at every level: safety, sustainable development and other aspects of electricity.
The history of electricity in Québec is revealed in buildings, objects, records and know-how—all assets that the Patrimoine d’Hydro-Québec team strives to preserve for the future. Follow the timeline of events to learn about these treasures and the important figures who marked our history.