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The private sector will play an increased role, but without calling into question Hydro-Québec's monopoly, assures the minister.

No challenge to Hydro monopoly, says Fitzgibbon

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Quebec Minister of Economy, Innovation and Energy, Pierre Fitzgibbon (Archive photo )

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Companies that self-produce their electricity will be able to sell their surplus to Hydro-Québec or other private consumers, but without using the transmission lines of the public network, warned Quebec Minister of Economy, Innovation and Energy, Pierre Fitzgibbon, in an interview with Radio-Canada.

His bill, “not finalized”, which will be tabled by March, will encourage, while regulating, the private production of electricity and its sale, in order to meet the strong demand for the decarbonization of transport and the economy, but also for industrial projects.

You have to be flexible , explained the minister as part of the program Midi info. Hydro-Québec needs to buy electricity, he recalled, and there are not enough megawatts for all the industries that would like to receive them from the company. ;State.

We must encourage additional production, because we are lacking #x27;energy.

A quote from Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of the Economy, Innovation and Energy of Quebec

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Wind turbines are already managed privately in Quebec, but they are done as part of calls for tenders with Hydro-Québec, for whom this production is intended.

Hydro-Québec has already planned to purchase surplus electricity from private Resolute Forestry Products dams to meet the needs of the public network this winter. This model is favored by the minister.

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