Québec Hydropower is one of the lowest-emission generating options per kilowatthour. Based on life cycle analysis, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from hydropower generated in Québec are similar to wind energy and fifty times less than natural gas. It can also provide a continuous flow of energy, without intermittency. What’s the science behind Hydro-Québec’s low carbon energy?
Join us for a discussion on Québec hydropower’s low carbon footprint and Hydro-Québec’s vision for a clean, renewable energy future in the Northeast. Hydro-Québec’s lead scientist on greenhouse gas analysis will lay out the company’s research on the matter, and Serge Abergel, the company’s director of public affairs, will present Hydro-Québec’s vision on exports and decarbonization. Pierre-Olivier Roy, from Montreal’s Polytechnique University, will explain the value of life cycle analysis in the context of climate change, and how it has been applied to hydropower in Québec.
Presenters: Alain Tremblay, M.Sc., Ph.D. Lead scientist, GHG emissions, Hydro-Québec Pierre-Olivier Roy, PhD., B. Ing. Lead energy analyst, Polytechnique Montréal and Serge Abergel, Director of External Affairs, Hydro-Québec
This event is part of the Energy Transition program of Climate Week NYC.