Although we have surplus electricity, no power goes to waste in Québec. Energy not used here can be sold on external markets or stored in the form of water in our reservoirs.
Surpluses are greater in summer, when the demand for power is lower. In winter, however, Hydro-Québec must be able to count on all the energy at its disposal to meet customer demand.
The energy generated by the Romaine complex’s four generating stations will either be used to meet domestic demand for electricity during winter peaks, or exported to other markets.
Finally, the Québec government decided to support the development of wind power, essentially for regional development reasons. Hydro-Québec respects this choice. Wind power is a clean and renewable energy source. Over the next few years, this industry must offer competitive costs if it is to remain an attractive option.