The Îles-de-la-Madeleine energy transition will also involve establishing a microgrid and the local generation of intermittent renewable energy.
  • Developing a microgrid is part of the overall vision for the Îles-de-la-Madeleine energy transition.
  • The design will be based on citizens’ needs.
  • The use of innovative technologies for the complementary generation of intermittent energy, energy storage and energy management will make the Îles-de-la-Madeleine a technological showcase when it comes to the integration of renewable energy sources.
  • Transportation, which accounts for 45% of the islands’ greenhouse gas emissions, is also a key concern for Hydro-Québec.

A comprehensive and innovative approach that creates value for the community and Hydro-Québec

What is a microgrid?

A microgrid is a community-centered initiative designed to meet local users’ needs. It may feature a range of components, such as solar panels, energy storage units and tools for managing buildings’ energy use.

Video: How does a microgrid work?

Watch the video to find out how a microgrid works.

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Hydro-Québec is committed to working with the community on the Îles-de-la-Madeleine energy transition project.


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