Meeting the electricity needs of today and tomorrow

Hydro‑Québec will be investing over $500 million to upgrade its transmission system in the north-south axis of the island of Montréal, between the boroughs of Saint-Laurent and LaSalle.

To ensure the project’s integration with its partners’ vision of urban development, Hydro‑Québec intends to cooperate with affected towns, boroughs, organizations and citizens in order to support sustainable mobility and greening initiatives in the transmission line right-of-way.

The electrical system upgrade between Aqueduc and Saraguay substations project includes:

  • the existing 120-kV Aqueduc–Saraguay overhead transmission line must be rebuilt at 315 kV over a distance of 18 km, between Aqueduc substation in LaSalle and Saraguay substation in Saint-Laurent. The line will be rebuilt it in the existing right-of-way, but the route may be optimized at a later stage to mitigate its impacts according to technical, economic, environmental and social criteria.
  • the conversion of three 120-kV transformer substations—Rockfield substation (in Lachine), Hampstead substation (in Côte Saint-Luc) and Laurent substation (in Saint-Laurent)—to 315 kV.

What is the transmission system for?

Hydro‑Québec’s transmission system, which includes lines and substations, supplies electricity to Québec residents.

Learn more about the transmission system

Project news

Creation of a new green corridor between the parc-nature du Bois-de-Saraguay and parc Angrignon

On December 7th, our CEO Sophie Brochu and Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante announced the creation of a green corridor (in French only) that will link parc-nature du Bois-de-Saraguay and parc Angrignon. The development of the green corridor will take place in parallel with the conversion to 315 kV of the Aqueduct-Saraguay transmission line between the boroughs of LaSalle and Saint-Laurent.

This is an opportunity to allow residents to benefit from both the reliability of the new electrical installations and access to a vast green space that promotes sustainable mobility.

Newsletter on progress to date

In this newsletter Hydro-Québec reports on its collaborative approach to working with each municipal partner since spring 2019.

News from the Working Committee in Côte Saint‑Luc

In this press release [PDF 110 Kb], the working committee of representatives from Hydro-Québec, the City of Côte Saint-Luc and members of the public provides an update on the discussions that began last January with a view to enhancing the portion of the Hydro-Québec project that is on the territory of Côte Saint-Luc.

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