Café des Sciences Boston #74: Hydro-Québec, an electricity provider for clean, reliable and renewable energy

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- When: Wednesday, February 3rd – from 6:30 to 8:30PM
- Where: CIC Cambridge, Havana room, 5th floor, One Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142
- Presentation in french followed by a networking reception

Our Guest:

Anne-Marie Prud’homme obtained a Bachelor and a Masters in Biological Sciences from the Universities of Montreal and McGill. The first fifteen years of her professional career has been devoted to environmental projects with NGOs, consulting firms and government departments. Subsequently, she joined Hydro-Québec in 1995 where she worked in ecotoxicology and as environmental advisor to the vice-presidenct for the Environment at Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie. She also worked as a project coordinator at the Hydro-Quebec Foundation for Environment. Since May 2010 she has been part of the Public Affairs and Media team as a scientific spokeswoman.

The Presentation:

While energy supply, specifically those of clean electricity, are at the heart of several debates in New England, this conversation will explore Hydro-Québec, a leading global producer of hydroelectricity, and will help you better understand the peculiarities of electricity in Quebec.

Discover the scientific approach adopted by Hydro-Québec to control the impact of its infrastructure projects and routine activities on the environment, communities and Aboriginal communities.

Also, to improve performance and to prepare the network of the future, Hydro-Quebec, the only electricity company in North America to have its own research center, the Institut de recherche d’Hydro-Québec (IREQ), it implemented research and technological innovation. We will discuss some of this work, fruitful partnerships with academia, public research organizations and industry innovation.

Finally, we will also discuss the potential role of Quebec to help New England meet the challenges it faces in the field of energy and the fight against climate change.