Key milestones in the energy transition project
Hydro‑Québec thermal plant to meet the energy needs of the integrated health and social services centre (CISSS) (resulting in 1,555 fewer tonnes of GHG emissions every year).
Announcement of the connection of Îles‑de‑la‑Madeleine to Hydro‑Québec’s main power system through Gaspésie.
Commissioning of the Parc éolien Dune-du-Nord wind farm, which adds 6 MW of clean energy to the local Hydro-Québec grid, make it possible to save 7 million litres of fuel oil and avoid the emission of 22,000 tons of CO2 equivalent, what would be produced by about 4,800 cars.
Comparative analysis of electricity supply options for the archipelago in order to determine the best solution from an environmental, social and economic standpoint, and for reliability.
Planning for 2023
In partnership with the Municipalité des Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Hydro-Québec will also be developing a microgrid that uses other renewable energy sources, energy storage units and tools to manage buildings’ energy use.
Planning for 2027
- Connection of Îles-de-la-Madeleine to the Hydro-Québec grid and a 94.5% reduction in GHG emissions.
- The thermal power plant will be maintained to serve as a backup and to manage peaks in demand.