Hydro-Québec Production generates electricity to supply the domestic market and sells its excess output on wholesale markets. We also offer balancing and firming capacity services to Hydro-Québec Distribution to offset variations in wind farm output and thereby facilitate the integration of this energy source.
Generating fleet comprises 62 hydroelectric generating stations and 24 thermal generating stations, representing assets worth $28.6 billion and installed capacity of 36.9 GW. Our hydroelectric fleet also includes 27 large reservoirs with combined storage capacity of 176 TWh, as well as 668 dams and 99 control structures.
Under the Act respecting the Régie de l’énergie, Hydro Québec Production is required to provide Hydro Québec Distribution with a base volume of up to 165 TWh of heritage pool electricity annually. It may also compete for contracts under Hydro Québec Distribution’s open tendering process and sells electricity on wholesale markets as well.