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Electricity Exports and Hydro-Quebec's 1986-2000 Development Plan

Abstract:
Between 1980 and 1986. Hydro-Quebec's electricity exports to neighboring utilities in the United States and Canada posted an average annual growth rate of 7.3 percent while regular electricity sales in Quebec increased by only 3.8 percent.' Exports accounted for 18.7 percent of the electricity sold by Hydro-Quebec and 13.9 percent of its income in 1986. The Premier of Quebec, Robert Bourassa, is strongly committed to a policy of promoting further firm electricity exports. mostly to the U.S. Northeast region.

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Energy Specializations: Electricity – Markets and Prices ; Electricity – Policy and Regulation

JEL Codes:
D42 - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design: Monopoly
E60 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General

Keywords: Electricity Exports, Quebec, 1986-2000 development plan, Energy policy

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol10-No1-12


Published in Volume 10, Number 1 of The Quarterly Journal of the IAEE's Energy Economics Education Foundation.