Technological solutions for today’s energy issues

IREQ at a glance

More than 500 researchers and technicians

1,100 patents and counting

50 years of innovation

5 priority R&D fields:

  • Aging of materials and asset sustainment
  • Efficient use of energy
  • Renewabless
  • Battery materials and electric transportation
  • Smart grids

Alliances with global energy leaders

Hydro-Québec relies on IREQ’s high-calibre technical and scientific know-how to forge partnerships with R&D actors around the world. Here’s an overview of recent agreements:

2016

Memorandum of understanding with RTE of France for strategic cooperation on the purchase of power transmission systems, commercialization of innovative tools and services, and the pooling of skills. Find out more about the MOU with RTE

Agreement with ENERCON of Germany for R&D on reliability issues associated with wind power integration. Find out more about the agreement with ENERCON

R&D agreement with the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC of Germany to study next-generation lithium-ion and lithium-air battery materials for use in transportation electrification. Find out more about the agreement with Fraunhofer

2014

Ten-year agreement licensing the UK’s National Grid Electricity Transmission to use LineScout, a robot designed by IREQ to inspect live transmission lines. Find out more about the agreement with National Grid

Agreement with the Aquitaine Regional Council to set up a subsidiary in the Bordeaux region of France. SCE France focuses on research and technology transfer in the fields of transportation electrification and energy storage. Find out more about the agreement with the Aquitaine Regional Council

Cooperation agreement with Arkema of France on the development of a new electrolyte for electric-vehicle batteries. Find out more about the agreement with Arkema