Our logo says it all

The circle symbolizes the sun, which powers the water cycle and keeps our turbines turning! The lightning bolt symbolizes the power of electricity and transforms the circle into the letter “Q” for Québec.

Our mission is to deliver reliable electric power and high-quality services.

By developing clean, renewable energy sources, we make a strong contribution to Québec’s collective wealth and play a central role in the emergence of a low-carbon economy.

As recognized leaders in hydropower and large transmission systems, we export clean, renewable power and leverage our expertise and innovations within Québec and around the world.

The activities outlined below are key to our mission:


We operate some 60 hydroelectric generating station, making us one of the largest hydroelectricity producers in the world. Close to 100% of our electricity is generated using water, Québec hydropower is a generating option with very low greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and no toxic waste. This clean energy is delivered to our customers across Québec and our export markets.


Hydro-Québec’s transmission system is the most extensive in North America: over 34,000 km of high-voltage lines running from large generating stations in remote areas to the province’s more populated areas. Supported by towers, these lines transport staggering quantities of electricity. Destination? Communities all over Québec and our export markets!

Power transmission


We deliver electricity through our distribution lines, which crisscross the province. Did you know that our transmission and distribution lines extend for some 260,000 km? That’s more than six times the Earth’s circumference (approximately 40,000 km)!

We’ve made it our mission to deliver a safe, reliable power supply and offer outstanding customer service.

Equipment and innovation

We harness our know-how and expertise to optimize for today and build for tomorrow.

We also fine-tune technological innovations that set the benchmark for electricity providers worldwide: safe battery materials, energy storage systems, electrical powertrain systems, network maintenance robots and more.