The Association des redistributeurs d’électricité du Québec (AREQ) was founded in 1990 to advocate for its members, which include nine municipal power utilities and one electricity cooperative.

Municipal power utilities

Like Hydro-Québec, municipal power utilities are public entities holding exclusive electric power distribution rights within their respective territories. They generally purchase electric power from Hydro-Québec and distribute it to their respective customers. Municipal power utilities are part of the historical heritage of our regions.