• There are nine municipal power utilities and one electricity cooperative in Quebec;
  • Together, the AREQ members serve some 170 000 customers mostly from the residential sector, representing about 3.5% of clients in Quebec;
  • Their combined maximum peak power demand in winter is over 1100 MW;
  • Each year, AREQ members purchase approximately 6 TWh from Hydro-Québec, amounting to a total bill of about $368 M;
  • Four of these power utilities operate their own production stations: Coaticook, Magog, Saguenay, and Sherbrooke;
  • AREQ members rely on 15 small production stations totalling 43 MW of installed capacity.

Other informations

UtilitySubscribersAreaNumber of municipalities
ALMA5 53621 km²1
AMOS2 9816,2 km²1
BAIE-COMEAU4 942153 km²1
COATICOOK4 26829 km²3
JOLIETTE9 5749,3 km²3
MAGOG10 57020 km²1
WESTMOUNT10 2654 km²1
SAGUENAY21 801226 km²2
SHERBROOKE92 638500 km²12
ST-JEAN BAPT.6 880466 km²16
TOTAL169 4551 434,5km²41


Association des redistributeurs d'électricité du Québec

Board of directors


Evelyne Beaudin
Mayor of Sherbrooke

First Vice-President

Christian Laprise
Director of Hydro-Sherbrooke
Ville de Sherbrooke

Second Vice-President

Martin Vachon
Director of Hydro-Jonquière


Pierre Fréchet
Hydro-Sherbrooke Advisor - Special Projects Department

Permanent AREQ

Simon Lacroix-Veilleux