July 14, 2020 | Information session: Pavillon du microréseau

Public information session in the town of Lac-Mégantic on the Pavillon du microréseau (microgrid pavilion) livestreamed on Facebook. Watch or rewatch the session here (in French).

May 19, 2020 | The town of Lac-Mégantic hosts a public information session

A public information session on the rollout of Québec’s first microgrid was livestreamed on Facebook. Watch or rewatch the session here: first part, second part (in French only).

CANCELLATION - March 20 2020 | Lac-Mégantic microgrid open house – Centre sportif Mégantic

An innovative project in the heart of downtown


When will the microgrid be commissioned?
Where will the solar panels be installed?
What do the energy storage systems look like?
Why is the project part of the energy transition?

For answers to these questions and more, visit our information booths. We’d love to talk to you!

  • Centre sportif Mégantic
  • 5400, rue Papineau, Lac-Mégantic

Friday, March 20, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m

Event cancelled in accordance with the measures taken by the Government of Québec to limit the spread of COVID-19.

February 22, 2020 | Carnaval Mégantuque

Hydro-Québec representatives were on hand to chat with local residents and visitors about the microgrid.

Hydro-Québec representatives at a microgrid information kiosk during the Mégantuque festival
David-Olivier Goulet, Pierre-François Neumann Chayer and Vincent Pivin d’Hydro-Québec

January 2020 | Work on the Promenade Papineau

As part of the Lac-Mégantic microgrid project, work is underway to apply energy efficiency measures in buildings on Promenade Papineau.

Upgrades and improvements to mechanical HVAC systems will improve the working environment and overall comfort inside the buildings, while targeted energy management adapted to actual usage will result in energy savings.

Commerces situés sur la Promenade Papineau

August 29, 2019 | Canada Invests in Smart Grid Technologies in Lac-Mégantic

“To combat climate change, Canada needs new and innovative approaches to generating clean power. That is why supporting community-level smart grid projects that align with provincial priorities is a key component of the Government of Canada’s approach to a clean energy future.” Source: Natural Resources Canada.

May 29, 2019 | Conference 3 – Energy efficiency in residential buildings

Last conference of the season on another important aspect of the energy transition: energy efficiency in terms of optimizing energy use in residential buildings.

Pierre Brisson, Transition énergétique Québec; Patrick Martineau, Hydro-Québec; and Fabienne Joly from the city of Lac-Mégantic’s Bureau de reconstruction.

March 28, 2019 | Conference 2 –Transportation electrification

Second conference in the Bâtisseurs de solutions énergétiques (Building Energy Solutions) series, presented in Lac-Mégantic.

Daniela Levasseur, Advisor – Transportation Electrification, Hydro‑Québec; Frédéric Durand, Assistant Director – Technical Services – Buildings, Ville de Lac-Mégantic; Simone Soldati, Project Manager – Microgrid, Hydro‑Québec; and Stéphane Péloquin, Regional Director – Estrie, Association des Véhicules Électriques du Québec (AVÉQ).

January 30, 2019 | Conference 1 – Transition énergétique et microréseau de Lac-Mégantic (The energy transition and the Lac-Mégantic microgrid)

First in a series of conferences entitled Bâtisseurs de solutions énergétiques (Building Energy Solutions), presented as part of the microgrid project for Lac-Mégantic residents. The conferences are held at the Centre sportif Mégantic.

Fabienne Joly and Frédéric Durand, with the Ville de Lac-Mégantic, accompanied by Hydro‑Québec’s Marc-Antoine Pouliot and Vincent-Michel Duval. Julie Morin, Mayor of Lac-Mégantic, was also present.

July 6, 2018 | Inauguration of the microgrid center in Lac-Mégantic

Inauguration of the microgrid center in Lac-Mégantic, an interpretation center open to the public that showcases the microgrid construction project in the new downtown area of Lac-Mégantic.

Éric Filion, President, Hydro‑Québec Distribution, accompanied by the Mayor of Lac-Mégantic. Julie Morin.

March 28, 2018 | Presentation of a microgrid project

Presentation of a microgrid project at the annual meeting of the Association de l’industrie électrique du Québec (AIEQ) in Montréal.

Julie Morin, Mayor of Lac-Mégantic, and Alain Sayegh, Director – Integration of New Technologies, Hydro‑Québec.

February 23, 2018 | Announcement of microgrid project in Lac-Mégantic

Ghislain Bolduc, MNA for Mégantic, David Murray, President – Hydro‑Québec Distribution, and Julie Morin, Mayor of Lac-Mégantic.