Lac-Mégantic: looking to the future and focusing on innovation
Québec’s first life-size microgrid is deployed in the downtown area of Lac-Mégantic. For the first time on a community scale, Hydro-Québec implements the most advanced energy generation, storage and management technologies.
The Méganticois’s commitment to sustainable development and the municipality aspiration to become an energy transition leader led to a partnership agreement with Hydro-Québec, signed on February 23, 2018.
This inspiring and innovative project is a technological and social experience for Hydro-Québec, the municipality and the citizens. Thanks to the expertise gained in Lac-Mégantic, these technologies will be used in the off-grid systems (those not connected to the main Hydro%u2011Québec grid) that currently rely on fossil fuels. The objective: decrease greenhouse gases while ensuring a sustainable energy future for generations to come.