Authorized projects are subject to a written agreement with Hydro-Québec.
- If the project is planned on land owned by Hydro-Québec, the agreement will be in the form of a lease (market value rent).
- If the project is planned on a servitude, or easement, the agreement will be in the form of a technical permission.
If the applicant is a third party, the applicant must also obtain an authorization from the landowner and comply with applicable laws and regulations, including municipal by-laws.
Authorization processing time
Authorization processing times vary on a case-by-case basis and according to Hydro-Québec’s priorities.
It is best to provide all of the information required in the request form to avoid processing delays.
Administrative fees generally apply for any request that requires action by several Hydro-Québec representatives. The amount is indicated in the acknowledgment of receipt of the authorization request.