Supplying clean, renewable energy helps ensure quality of life. Meeting people’s electricity needs in a sustainable way is of prime importance. It is also crucial to use resources wisely and preserve the quality of the environment for future generations. Québec long ago opted for hydroelectricity, a clean, renewable energy source with known, well-controlled environmental impacts. Today, Québec is actively involved in the fight against climate change in North America.

Our approach

The ingredients of our sustainability approach:

  • Governance
  • Value chain
  • Relations with stakeholders
  • Materiality analysis
  • Sustainable Development Action Plan

Collective choices

Decisions are made every day. We want these to reflect the expectations of all stakeholders, so that everyone can relate to our choices for the future.

Energy and the environment

Our job: provide all of Québec with power, and do it sustainably. We generate over 99% of our electricity from water, a renewable energy source. What’s more, hydropower has very low greenhouse gas emissions, not to mention the substantial emissions avoided thanks to our exports.

Technological innovation

Every year, we systematically invest in R&D. Our research institute is unique in North America.


Highlight: Québec’s electricity mix is among the best in the world

Hydro-Québec mandated the CIRAIG’s International Life Cycle Chair to use life cycle assessment methodology to study and compare different power generation options and the electricity mixes of various Canadian provinces, U.S. states and other countries. Results: Thanks to hydroelectricity, Québec’s electricity mix is among the best in the world.

See the comparing power generation options and electricity mixes

University guest speakers

Do not hesitate to call upon our experts, who have an exceptional understanding of energy, the environment and sustainable development. Our specialists are available to give presentations and lead discussions with students (undergraduate or graduate).

Call upon our experts

Contact our team

For any questions or comments about the following sustainable development communications tools, please get in touch with the environment and sustainable development team.