Collective Energy

What is Collective Energy?

Consultation phase

Listening to your ideas about how to make our goals concrete

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Consultation phase Listening to your ideas about how to make our goals concrete Completed

Building an energy future in keeping with your goals

A successful energy transition in Québec requires more than a desire to make it happen. It also requires concrete action.

We want to promote a local economy that takes the environment into account, accelerate the adoption of renewables—particularly in the transportation sector—and contribute to changing our habits in order to encourage responsible energy use so we can build a sustainable future for all Quebecers.

To do this, we all need to get involved. That’s why, in spring 2021, Hydro-Québec introduced an ambitious project—Collective Energy.

Its objectives? To conduct an extensive consultation across Québec to find out which energy issues you care about most. But also, to find ways to make our collective dreams come true.

Our three key areas behind Québec’s energy transformation

Given that they are central to Hydro Québec’s reflections and actions, we chose to focus on the following three goals:

Green economy

Transforming our economy so that growth and prosperity take the environment into account.

Sustainable mobility

Promoting personal and public transportation that is environmentally friendly and accessible throughout Québec.

Responsible energy use

Reimagining how we use energy so we can avoid wasting it.

Thousands of you participated in the Collective Energy consultation and submitted ideas for a greener Québec.

26,855 Quebecers participated in the consultation.

15,207 ideas emerged.

Planning phase

Analyzing proposed ideas and developing an implementation plan

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Planning phase Analyzing proposed ideas and developing an implementation plan Completed

How are the results of the consultation being used?

Our collective dreams inspire actions.

Together, we dreamed that local companies, and even those outside Québec, could benefit from our clean energy and become carbon neutral. We imagined that all our cars would soon be electric and that we would travel from one end of the province to the other, without polluting. We let ourselves believe in Québec’s increased food self‑sufficiency and in a future where we all use energy more responsibly.

Dreaming was the first step. Now it’s time to achieve these collective goals. Your responses to the consultation influence our priorities as well as our future actions.

What does this mean in concrete terms?

You shared your dreams. We listened to you. We read all your ideas and we were inspired by many of them!

Great minds think alike! Many of you proposed similar or complementary ideas. So we grouped them together and they were evaluated by expert committees in each field.

The ideas selected inspired projects that we assigned to teams made up of Hydro-Québec employees, partners and experts. Other ideas were considered in order to enhance actions or prioritize projects that Hydro‑Québec had already planned. Innovation and co‑creation are at the heart of our approach!

Implementation phase

Implementing the projects we imagined together

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Implementation phase Implementing the projects we imagined together Ongoing

We are making your dreams come true

We consulted you in order to accelerate and, most of all, to ensure a successful energy transition in Québec. Your ideas now guide our planning process as well as our decisions.

The time has come to present the projects inspired by the ideas submitted during the consultation. Each project will have an impact on Québec’s energy future. Every little bit helps and each action can have an impact.

This is just the beginning. Other more ambitious and complex projects will take longer to implement. That’s why we created the Hydro Lab, which will give projects a boost. We will use it to explore how to promote the initiatives inspired by your many ideas.