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September 16, 2021

Micoua – Saguenay Line, Canada

By Carmen

Micoua – Saguenay Line is a 735kV overhead line with a length of 262km from Micoua Substation, Cote-Nord, Quebec, Canada, to Saguenay Substation, Saguenay–Lac–Saint-Jean, Quebec, Canada.

The project, which is currently under construction, is expected to be commissioned in 2022.


Micoua – Saguenay Line is an overhead line that will be operated by Hydro-Quebec. The line will carry alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

The development of the Micoua – Saguenay Line project has been approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission.

Micoua – Saguenay Line project development status

The construction works on the Micoua – Saguenay Line project were commenced in 2020 and commissioning is expected in 2022.

About Hydro-Quebec

Hydro-Quebec is a state-owned energy utility that generates, transmits, and distributes electricity. The company produces power from the sources such as hydro, diesel, gas, nuclear, wind, solar, biomass and others. Hydro-Quebec markets system capacity and manages electricity flow across Quebec; provides customer services and promotes energy efficiency. It also designs, constructs, and renovates the generation and transmission facilities, primarily for Hydro-Quebec Production and Hydro-Quebec TransEnergie. The company also develops battery materials for electric vehicles and has presence in the electric powertrain market. The company has operations in the US and Canada.


All publicly-announced T&D Line & Substation projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific utility players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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