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McGill Alert. The downtown campus will remain partially closed through the evening of Monday, July 15. See the Campus Safety site for details.

Alerte de McGill. Le campus du centre-ville restera partiellement fermé jusqu’au lundi 15 juillet, en soirée. Complément d’information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention


Expert: Hydro-Québec announces first major $9 billion wind power project 

Published: 3 July 2024

Hydro-Québec's first "mega" wind farm will be built in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. The state-owned company is due to make the announcement on Wednesday. The project, which will be the second largest in the world, will cover an area 13 times the size of the island of Montreal. (Radio-Canada

Here is an expert from McGill University who can comment on this topic:  

François Bouffard, Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 

“This is an ambitious project, which, primarily because of its scale, brings together First Nations, local government and Hydro-Québec. This is also a project that will be able to capitalize from recent bulk transmission investments made by Hydro-Québec in the last decade, which saw the construction of the Chamouchouane-Bout-de-l’île line. This line will be a prime asset in bringing wind energy to consumers in the Greater Montreal Area. Once fully online, this investment will also bring important operational challenges to Hydro-Québec, as the corporation will now have to manage this major source of variable power on its network.” 

François Bouffard is an Associate Professor and a William Dawson Scholar in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests are in power system economics, reliability, control and optimization. Secondary skills and interests include operations research, data science, mixed-integer and stochastic optimization techniques for power system operation and planning. 

francois.bouffard [at] (English, French) 

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