According to a study commissioned by the Legalt government, Quebec needs 17 times the equivalent of romaine power to electrify its economy. And this growth mainly goes through wind and solar energy.
“According to our analysis, by 2050, a change will need to be made to abandon fossil fuels […]. Quebec is expected to need it [d’] 65% increase in its power generation capacity, ”said a report from the Dusky Company on the trajectory of reducing GHG emissions in Quebec.
This document mentions the number 137 TWh by 2050. By comparison, the current annual output of the total wind power sector in Quebec is 11 TWh, and the Romaine Complex produces 8 TWh. Such a long-term prediction is dangerous, but there is a trend.
Dunsky has already done the exercise in 2019. But in this update, the team of experts believes that Quebec dams will become more wind and solar.
In the short term, wind power is already preferred by hydro-Quebec due to its cheaper production. The AUPAT project has been authorized in the North Shore and HQ has called for tenders for 300 MW of wind power alone.
“This trend is already predictable on a small scale. Electricity requirements will increase,” explained Crown Corporation communications head Mark-Antoine Pouliott. “Already, the main meaning on the table is wind energy. […] Given the competitive nature of low cost and wind power, ”he said.
As Journal As it wrote on Thursday, the Dunsky study also recommended that we modify our behaviors to reduce our thirst for energy.
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Pierre-Olivier Pinau. Energy Policy Specialist
Energy policy specialist Pierre-Olivier Pinau also believes that the future of energy depends on wind power rather than large hydropower. But he believes more needs to be done to reduce our consumption.
Criminals: Hunger for un-insulated single-family homes, solo car, even if it is electric, electric trucks, all but five to ten times more consumed than trains.
“Europeans consume 50% less energy per capita than we do. By 2050, there will be possible improvements in order to prevent power consumption from rising,” he said.
Heating of buildings, factories and transport in Quebec, according to a Dunsky Institute study
By 2050, 137 TWh of power will be required
- Near 17 times Romaine
- More 12 times The total current wind energy sector in Quebec
65% increase in hydro-Quebec production capacity
These energy needs are mainly met by wind and solar energy.