These rights take several forms, including:

  • Full ownership of buildings and land
  • Servitudes
  • Public land access agreements
  • Hydro-Québec Act (Section 30)
  • Leases

Hydro-Québec land

Generating stations and other hydroelectric structures are generally built on land owned by Hydro-Québec.

Flood servitude

Flood servitudes, or easements, generally include real and perpetual rights and restrictions such as:

  • The right to flood the land intermittently or continuously at any time regardless of erosion, water infiltration or ice backup
  • Landowner’s waiver of the right to seek compensation for any damage caused to the servient land or to any structure or other property on the land
  • The prohibition against doing anything that would change the ordinary high watermark (no filling, no modification of the ground level)