Public participation

Hydro-Québec aims to carry out its projects in partnership with host communities.

Favorable reception from local communities is an essential condition for Hydro-Québec projects. The company develops each new project with a view to striking a balance between the three pillars of sustainable development: environmental, social and economic aspects. As a result, Hydro-Québec has implemented a public participation and consultation process.

As a result, Hydro-Québec has implemented a public participation and consultation process.

Public participation for major transmission projects [PDF – 3,17 Mb].

This approach aims to present the project, to meet stakeholder information needs and to hear their concerns with regard to the project.

The team has already met with representatives from municipalities, Aboriginal communities, community organizations and various provincial departments.

Meetings are ongoing with landowners, land users and the public to share project information and take note of any concerns.

These discussions are highly valued. Refining our knowledge of the community and territory helps us determine the final line route as well as adapt the project as best as possible to local and regional realities.