Yielding Timely, Substantial Results for Customers
Jean Matte is senior director of Hydro-Québec’s Research Institute.
Hydro-Québec is a leader in the development of new technologies. It also has recently transformed its innovation processes to improve the timely delivery of benefits to its customers. Here are some highlights.
Hydro-Québec's Research Institute develops and adapts leading-edge technology solutions according to the company's business requirements and objectives. It provides technical assistance to the divisions and carries out innovation projects to support their operations and ensure Hydro-Québec's long-term development.
The Center of Excellence in Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage was set up in 2017. It conducts research and development on battery materials. Its research and development teams will join forces with partners from its ecosystem and with the company's own business units to adapt and develop cutting‐edge technologies designed to speed up electrification and enrich its offering of integrated energy services. Targeted technologies include distributed generation, energy storage and microgrids.
All aspects of tomorrow's power grid will incorporate digital technologies, enabling interactive features that promote customer participation. That's why Hydro-Québec's Research Institute has proposed a corporate vision for technological progress by 2035 based on three major priorities: customers, assets, and the grid of the future.