Welcome to this website on hydroelectricity in Quebec.

We will begin by explaining to you where the idea of producing electricity came from, starting with descriptions of the first scientists who, as far back as antiquity, took an interest in electricity; and the many inventors whose successive discoveries led ultimately to the production of electricity in the early 1880s.

A second section explores basic concepts of physics and how electricity is produced.

Finally, we will explain to you how a hydroelectric generating station works and how electricity is delivered to your home.

Enjoy yourself!