Hydro-Québec publishes every three years an Electricity Supply Plan providing its forecasts of demand and supply for the Quebec market over the next ten years. The Plan is reviewed annually by the Régie de l’énergie. The Plan addresses the needs of the electricity grid as well as those of off-grid systems, i.e., communities unconnected to the integrated system (for example, the Îles-de-la-Madeleine or the 22 Inuit village networks currently supplied by diesel-powered thermal plants). For these off-grid systems, Hydro-Québec is currently in the process of converting them to renewable energy sources. These conversion projects will be carried out in accordance with the criteria set out in the Electricity Supply Plan, including social acceptability and cost reduction.
The Electricity Supply Plan 2020-2029 was published on November 1, 2019
Hydro-Québec has also published the Overview of Hydro-Québec's Energy Ressources, which presents the company's forecasts regarding its future electricity needs for all its divisions.
Energy transition in Îles-de-la-Madeleine
As part of the Electricity Supply Plan, Hydro-Québec is currently updating the various solutions under consideration for supplying the archipelago with electricity. It is also proceeding with the steps required to connect the Îles-de-la-Madeleine to the main grid. In this context, the company is disclosing the load forecasts on which the updated solutions will be based.
- This document contains the annual energy and power demand forecasts based on the current transition plan put forward in the Efficient Energy Use Program, which calls for the conversion to electricity of oil and propane heating systems. Demand could vary considerably with the implementation of additional energy-efficiency and/or other measures.
- This document contains a projection of the average hourly load profile for 2030, based on the current transition plan put forward in the Efficient Energy Use Program.
Consultation of the power generation industry
From June 22 to July 12, 2020, Hydro-Québec has launched a consultation on electricity supply aimed at the power generation industry. The process aims to adapt Hydro-Québec Distribution’s procedures to best meet future energy needs while taking into account opinions and expertise from actors in the field.
Topics addressed will include the evolution of generation technologies, the regulatory framework governing electricity supply, previous tender calls and industry interest in a new supply process.
Video of the webinar of June 17, 2020
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