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The Neglected Potential of Medium Scale Hydroelectric Projects

Up until now, Quebec's hydroelectric production has mostly been associated with very large scale projects like the James Bay and Manicouagan dams. At the other extreme, the Quebec government has left the operation of small installations, 50 megawatts (MW) or less, to the private sector, which is experiencing increasing success at that level. However, an important portion of Quebec's hydroelectric potential remains unexploited: that of medium scale projects.

Links of interest

Quebec has the potential to develop a series of medium scale hydroelectric projects :: Media Release, October 6, 2011

The Outaouais has the potential to develop a series of hydroelectric projects :: Media Release, October 6, 2011

Download "Figure 1 – Examples of projects" in JPEG or EPS format.

Northern Waters – A realistic, sustainable and profitable plan to exploit Quebec's blue gold :: Economic Note, July 15, 2009

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