Hydro-Québec is continuing talks regarding participation in projects to build transmission lines between Québec and certain states in the U.S. Northeast, with a view to increasing exports to those markets.

Activities in 2016

  • Net electricity exports: $1,568 million ($1,645 million in 2015).
  • Record volume of net electricity exports: 32.6 TWh.

Trends in energy prices on Hydro-Québec’s external markets

This graph shows that after peaking in 2008, natural gas and electricity prices in northeastern North America dropped sharply in 2009, bottomed out in 2012, and then rose again.

After peaking in 2008, natural gas and electricity prices in northeastern North America dropped sharply in 2009, bottomed out in 2012, and then rose again.

Proportion of sales outside Québec in 2016

  • Other: 7%
  • Ontario: 14%
  • New York: 26%
  • New England: 48%
  • New Brunswick: 5%

Total: 32,744 GWh