Hydro-Québec’s annual investments of $4 billion make us the province’s biggest investor, whether public or private. We also invest in communities by supporting social action, health and educational institutions, environmental enhancement, sports and the arts, and employees’ volunteer commitments.

A Trois-Rivières storage area housing materials for the 735-kV Chamouchouane–Bout-de-l’Île line project.

2017 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Revenue from electricity sales in Québec was $11,763 million ($11,573 million in 2016).
  • That figure includes revenue from electricity sales outside Québec amounting to $1,651 million ($1,626 million in 2016).
  • Net income totaled $2,891 million.
  • We paid a dividend of $2,135 million to the Québec government.
Hydro-Québec's contribution to the Québec economy
  2014 2015 2016 2017
Dividend ($M) 2,535 2,360 2,146 2,135
Public utilities tax ($M) 252 268 284 284
Water-power royalties ($M) 651 654 667 695
Municipal and school taxes ($M) 37 37 40 38
Procurement from Québec-based companies (%) 94 93 94 92
Community investments ($M) 30 27 28 28