Statistics

  • There are nine municipal power utilities and one electricity cooperative in Quebec;
  • Together, the AREQ members serve some 163 000 customers mostly from the residential sector, representing about 3.5% of clients in Quebec;
  • Their combined maximum peak power demand in winter is over 1000 MW;
  • Each year, AREQ members purchase approximately 5 TWh from Hydro-Québec, amounting to a total bill of about $285M;
  • Four of these power utilities operate their own power stations: Coaticook, Magog, Saguenay, and Sherbrooke;
  • AREQ members rely on 13 small stations totalling 29 MW of installed capacity.

Other informations

Utility Subscribers Area Number of municipalities
ALMA 5 495 21 km² 1
AMOS 2 925 6,2 km² 1
BAIE-COMEAU 4 939 153 km² 1
COATICOOK 4 091 29 km² 3
JOLIETTE 9 391 9,3 km² 3
MAGOG 10 349 20 km² 1
WESTMOUNT 10 134 4 km² 1
SAGUENAY 21 148 226 km² 2
SHERBROOKE 87 933 500 km² 12
ST-JEAN BAPT. 6 668 466 km² 16
TOTAL 163 073 1 434,5km² 41

Organigramme

Association des redistributeurs d'électricité du Québec

Board of directors

President

Steve Lussier
Mayor of Sherbrooke

First Vice-President

Christian Laprise
Director of Hydro-Sherbrooke
Ville de Sherbrooke

Second Vice-President

Martin Vachon
Director of Hydro-Jonquière
Saguenay

Secretary-Treasurer

Pierre Fréchet
Hydro-Sherbrooke Advisor - Special Projects Department

Permanent AREQ

Simon Lacroix-Veilleux
Advisor/Analyst

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