It’s true that we currently have surplus energy to meet Québec needs. However, these surpluses are concentrated in spring, summer and fall, outside of winter, when we have exceptionally high power needs.
When such a situation presents itself, we sometimes purchase electricity from our neighbors. These energy exchanges are part of normal business. Although, we import during winter months, in summer, the power systems south of Québec can count on our electricity deliveries to meet their peak demands caused by summer air conditioning.
To better understand the difference between power and energy: