Hydro-Québec Production generates electricity to supply the domestic market and sells its excess output on wholesale markets. We also offer balancing and firming capacity services to Hydro-Québec Distribution to offset variations in wind farm output and thereby facilitate the integration of this energy source.
Our generating fleet comprises 61 hydroelectric generating stations and 1 thermal generating station, representing assets worth $28.9 billion and installed capacity of 36.5 GW. Our hydroelectric fleet also includes 27 large reservoirs with combined storage capacity of 176 TWh, as well as 668 dams and 98 control structures.
We supply Hydro-Québec Distribution with a heritage pool of 165 TWh of electricity per year. Above this volume, we sell our output in Québec, in response to tender calls by Hydro-Québec Distribution, and outiside Québec, on wholesale markets in northeastern North America.
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