About Hydro-Québec and the Clean Energy Corridor
For centuries, humans have harnessed the energy created by river currents to power rudimentary machinery. In the late 1800s, the modern water turbine was created — and the world’s first hydroelectric plant. Since that time, hydropower has been embraced the world over as a clean, renewable source of energy to power nearly every facet of our lives.
Today, Hydro-Québec is the leading provider of clean, renewable energy in North America. As greenhouse gases know no borders, we supply our clean, hydroelectricity to neighboring states, like Maine, to help reduce our collective carbon footprint.
A committed member of the communities we serve, Hydro-Québec enjoys consistently high customer approval ratings — at 94%. More information on the company can be found on its website, www.hydroquebec.com
Don’t be fooled by a minority of vocal opponents. The truth is, those groups are almost exclusively paid by out of state oil and gas companies who want to keep Mainers buying and burning their dirty fuel. The clean energy corridor has successfully concluded a rigorous 33-month review involving numerous independent, technical and other studies. All the major required permits have been obtained in the U.S. from state and federal agencies.
CHECK THE FACTS:
- Clean, renewable energy direct to Maine
- Hydro-electric power for Maine – one of the cleanest forms of energy
- Compliments wind and solar – hydro power works when it’s cloudy or there isn’t wind
- The Clean Energy Corridor will take carbon out of the air, and reduce Maine’s reliance on dirty fossil fuels