Hydro-Québec is the largest renewable energy producer in North America.
A world-renowned power utility, leading technological innovator and committed long-term strategic investor, Hydro‑Québec is also a good corporate citizen that makes every effort to ensure a better energy future while also creating value. We have what it takes to play a pivotal role in the transition to renewables and the decarbonization of electrical generation.
For the past two decades, Hydro‑Québec has been selling clean, reliable and competitively priced electricity into wholesale markets in northeastern North America. Québec hydropower offers a double advantage to markets outside the province: reduced greenhouse gas emissions and very stable prices.
Hydro‑Québec’s exports also promote the development of other renewable generating options in northeastern North America. Hydropower is a continually available means of generation that can be started up on demand, making it the only renewable that can support the integration of intermittent energies such as wind and solar power. Countries that have large fleets of wind turbines must also have sufficient firming capacity to offset fluctuations in wind—capacity that often comes from thermal power plants.