Hydro-Quebec power costs about six cents/kilowatt-hour, twice market rate - True North Reports

An energy consultant says Hydro-Quebec power costs about six cents per kilowatt-hour. That's twice the cost of "market power" sourced mostly from natural gas, but it's still twice as cheap as most wind and solar power. And it's renewable. Good deal? Or should we look elsewhere?

 

 

"“HQ [Hydro Quebec] has inundated the land area of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusets since 1960,” Short said. “That’s how large the reservoir system is. Basically, 38,000 megawatts of generation and the cost is essentially what amounts to about a third of the landmass of New England underwater.""


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