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We’re pleased that you’re interested in the work being done by our research institute! In fact, Hydro-Québec’s research institute (IREQ) is very active on the research front and makes great efforts to commercialize the technologies it develops.
Just recently, IREQ announced numerous commercial projects, such as the creation of a laboratory for lithium-ion batteries (in French only), the test of the first large-capacity energy storage prototype system and the development of new materials, which pave the way for very powerful next-generation batteries.
We are very proud of IREQ’s innovations and love discussing them! Moreover, we have produced a number of videos that focus on the research and development we’re doing. You can check some of them out here:
For 40 years, IREQ has been conducting research in the energy, energy efficiency and energy storage sectors. Technological innovation is one of Hydro-Québec’s major objectives and we invest over $100 million dollars in it annually.