The average cost of a planned pole replacement by Hydro-Québec is approximately $1,500. Costs related to the transfer of conductors and replacement of associated hardware could be added to that price. By comparison, emergency replacement costs can be 2 to 5 times more expensive depending on the nature and complexity of the incident. Hydro-Québec assumes these costs.
However, if we must change or move a pole at a customer’s request, the customer will have to pay the fees.