April 14, 2024

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Charging electric cars puts “enormous pressure” on Quebec

Charging electric cars puts "enormous pressure" on Quebec

The minister has already said the government must “choose” among the many requests from companies seeking access to the Hydro-Québec network to supply new industrial projects. He also sees energy efficiency as a way to reduce stress on the network.

Mr Fitzgibbon assured that the electrification of transport will not be slowed down by these mitigation measures. Quebec does not intend to lift the accelerator when the transport sector represents 43% of greenhouse gas emissions. My colleague is Benoit Charette [ministre de l’Environnement] “I want the power to decarbonize” makes me fall backHe said during a declaration on the electrification of transport on Friday in Laval.

According to data from the Association of Electric Vehicles of Quebec (AVÉQ), there are approximately 170,000 electric vehicles in Quebec. The government hopes to increase this number to 2 million by 2030. This puts enormous pressure on Hydro-Québec, not just in terms of energy but in terms of power management.The minister agreed.

Hydro-Québec anticipates the end of the energy surplus by around 2027. The Crown Corporation estimates that more than 100 additional terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity will be needed by 2050 to meet demand and achieve carbon neutrality. This efficiency is increased by energy efficiency. Solar and wind power projects as well as possible new hydroelectric dams.

Quebec is granting $2.7 million in aid to two companies that develop software to manage the use of charging stations in multi-unit residences to find ways to reduce stress. The idea is to move the vehicle charging period out of peak hours.

Electric Vehicle Charging (RVE) and the Daimonoff project, in partnership with the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) make this possibleEliminate 4,000 megawatts (MW) of power and move electric vehicle off-peak hourssaid David Corbeil, president of Electric Vehicle Recharge.

Industrial demand

Alongside the announcement, Mr Fitzgibbon reiterated that only 1,000 were left. MW Electricity to take up new mega-industrial projects, he told a parliamentary committee on Thursday.

Quebec however accommodates more projects, he qualifies. The government received a list of demands amounting to 23,000 MW And about 10,000 MW Considered seriously. Be careful We don’t need it todayHe made the distinction in an interview.

With the wind turbines we’re going to build, with the turbines we’re going to replace, with the energy efficiency we’re going to get, at the Ministry of Finance, 9,000 MW Missing ones, we program them in the period when they can be made up. »

A quote from Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister for Finance and Energy

Interest in Quebec electricity is strong, the minister said. He said he has held talks with companies that say they are willing to wait a year or two to connect to the Hydro-Québec network because it would make it possible to reduce the carbon footprint of its electricity projects.

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