Hydro-Québec: A partner in your energy transition
As North America’s largest producer of renewable energy and operator of an extensive high-voltage transmission system, Hydro-Québec is well positioned to help you develop your energy infrastructure. Our aim is to make long-term investments in power companies and large-scale energy assets. In addition to capital, we bring to the table our world-renowned expertise and some of the industry’s most advanced technological innovations.
MIR Innovation’s Global Breakthrough: Drone With Sensor to Inspect Power Lines
The company recently achieved a world first when it added the LineCore sensor to its drone. The advantage of the sensor is that it can quickly detect the earliest stages of power line corrosion.
Hydro-Québec around the world
Before deciding to bring its resources home in 2006 for an extensive domestic infrastructure program, Hydro-Québec held electricity generation and transmission assets worth a total of C$1 billion in the United States, Central America, South America, Australia and China.
Investment portfolio (1996–2006)
Through our involvement in DirectLink (UJV), a joint venture with North Power and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, we built and operated a 65-km, 180-MW HVDC underground interconnection linking the grids of New South Wales and Queensland.
Together with SNC-Lavalin, we formed the MurrayLink Transmission General Partnership, which built and operated a 180-km, 220-MW HVDC underground interconnection linking the grids of Victoria and South Australia.
Through our interest in Hidroeléctrica Río Lajas S.A., we built a 10-MW generating station in partnership with Corporación Superior.
Québec: The ideal place to set up your data centre
Looking for a site for your data centre? We offer a turnkey solution with benefits unparalleled anywhere else in North America:
- Clean, reliable power from renewable sources
- A skilled labor force
- A climate that doesn’t require a large power draw for cooling
- A large choice of locations
- An advanced telecommunications network
- Highly competitive electricity rates