“We’re going to export our know-how just like we exported our electricity in the last few years.”
Marie-Hélène GagnonChef – Project Steering, Agreements and Operations
In order to double its revenue by 2030, Hydro-Québec needs to find new avenues for growth to improve its current performance.
Hydro-Québec, a leading force in clean, renewable energy, is internationally renowned in the field of hydropower and large transmission systems. Hydro-Québec has amassed impressive expertise over a number of major projects and, today, it plays a central role in the fight against climate change.
Hydro-Québec can play a central role in the fight against climate change.
Many countries are undergoing large-scale energy transitions. A majority of them are committed to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. This context makes it possible for Hydro-Québec to export its know-how to other parts of the world. These countries can not only draw upon our well established renewable energy expertise, but also on the innovations developed at our research institute, IREQ, the only centre of its kind.
“Hydro-Québec is a company built on technology, with innovation at the heart of everything we do.”
Serge MontambaultManager – Robotic and President of MIR Innovation
Thanks to our revolutionary battery materials, we can store energy in preparation for peak periods.
$130M are invested in innovation projects every year. These innovations are first tested and implemented on our system, and then marketed.
350 partners, from multinationals to SMEs, work in collaboration with your researchers.
500 IREQ employees (researchers, engineers and technicians) combine their expertise to support Hydro-Québec’s performance.
A robot that stands up to electricity LineScout is a robot designed for inspecting and maintaining energized transmission lines. It is sold to major electric utilities around the world. For example, the city of London used it in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Electric buses in China With our electric powertrains, sold on international markets, Chinese buses now run on electricity rather than gas.
The future of batteries IREQ taps into its solid expertise and impressive intellectual property portfolio, and joins forces with many international partners, in order to develop the next generation of batteries.
World-class software Used worldwide, the SimPowerSystems (SPS) software developed at IREQ is used to simulate power systems or design electric circuits for cars, buildings, batteries, etc.