Technical Tour

Hydro-Québec’s research institute, IREQ, is one of the largest integrated electrical research and testing centres in North America.  Created in 1970, IREQ has developed large-scale expertise in electrical apparatus, network analysis and control, automation and measurement, materials, chemical and mechanical engineering, and applications of electricity.  It has impressive facilities at its disposal: distribution tests lines, high-voltage laboratory, a power system study and simulation centre and an electrotechnology laboratory, as well as numerous specialized laboratories, notably in robotics, battery materials and mechanical engineering.  It has also an extensive three-span mechanical test line to study vibration phenomena. Before you begin the tour of our facilities, a short presentation will give you an overview of Hydro-Québec’s grid.
IREQ has facilities in Varennes, some 45 minutes from downtown Montréal.

Don’t miss this great opportunity!


For summary verification purposes, all visitors must provide at the moment of the registration to the visit the following information; those who fail to provide it will unfortunately not be able to attend the visit.

  • Complete Name
  • Date of birth
  • Passport number
  • Country emitting the passport

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