New announcement signals energy transition underway in Quebec 

CanREA members poised to provide additional GW of new renewable energy.  

Ottawa, April 20, 2022—The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) highlights the Government of Quebec’s commitment to pursue its energy transition with a new commitment, announced today to secure and integrate 2,300 MW of new renewable energy sources, including wind, into the province’s energy-production portfolio.  

“CanREA is proud to have contributed to raising the Quebec government’s awareness of the importance of predictability and flexibility in the deployment of new supplies. As a result, CanREA will continue to highlight the importance of growing the contribution of wind, solar and energy storage in Quebec’s energy mix to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050,” said Jean Habel, CanREA’s Director for Quebec and Atlantic Canada. 

“The Government of Quebec’s decision to develop 1,000 MW of wind energy and 1,300 MW from all renewable sources is good news for CanREA members. It will help achieve Quebec’s GHG reduction targets and CanREA’s 2050 Vision, which stresses the scale and speed required for the deployment of renewable energy projects to meet Canada’s climate change targets,” said Habel. 

CanREA’s 2050 Vision presents a scenario in which wind and solar energy account for two-thirds of the additional electricity required to decarbonize the electricity grid and reduce GHG emissions from Canada’s industrial, transportation and building sectors. This will require an almost 10-fold increase in current installed capacity over the next three decades. 

“Quebec’s announcement today is also a step in the right direction to achieve the ambitious goals outlined in Hydro-Quebec’s strategic plan, aiming for 100 TWh by 2050,” said Habel.  

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“CanREA is proud to have contributed to raising the Quebec government’s awareness of the importance of predictability and flexibility in the deployment of new supplies. As a result, CanREA will continue to highlight the importance of growing the contribution of wind, solar and energy storage in Quebec’s energy mix to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.”  

“The Government of Quebec’s decision to develop 1000 MW of wind energy and 1300 MW from all renewable sources is good news for CanREA members. It will help achieve Quebec’s GHG reduction targets and CanREA’s 2050 Vision, which stresses the scale and speed required for the deployment of renewable energy projects to meet Canada’s climate change targets,” 

“Quebec’s announcement today is also a step in the right direction to achieve the ambitious goals outlined in Hydro-Quebec’s strategic plan, aiming for 100 TWh by 2050.”  

—Jean Habel, Director for Quebec and Atlantic Canada, Canadian Renewable Energy Association 

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For more information or for interview opportunities, please contact: 

Bridget Wayland, Director of Communications, CanREA 
613-227-5378  
[email protected] 

Frédérique Lorrain, TACT 
450 702-0339  
[email protected] 

About the Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) 

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