NCSL Task Force on Energy Supply Meeting Presentations

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Julia Verdi

Quebec City, CANADA
October 1-2, 2011

The third 2011 meeting of the Task Force on Energy Supply discussed hydro-electric power supply and trade, Quebec’s energy strategy, the plan to develop Northern Québec and the Carbon Bank. This meeting also reviewed a draft of the Transportation Fuels Report being released at Fall Forum. The meeting concluded with a tour of the Hydro- Québec’s Robert-Bourassa and Radisson Station hydroelectric facility.

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Hydro-Electric Supply and Trade

Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie operates the most extensive transmission system in North America, markets system capacity and manages power flows across Québec. This session will discuss supply and trade of hydro-electric power as well as transmission systems and trade with the U.S.


M. André Boulanger, President of Hydro- Québec TransÉnergie

Québec’s Energy Strategy

Released in 2006, Québec’s Energy Strategy has 6 objectives for Québec: increasing energy security; using energy as a lever for economic development; allowing local communities to have an influence on decisions; using energy more efficiently; leadership in the sustainable development field; and setting electricity rates that ensures proper management of resources while protecting consumers. This session discussed how Québec developed this strategy and how these goals are being achieved.


M. Mario Gosselin, Deputy Minister for Energy, Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife

Recap of NCSL Nuclear Trip to France

Senator Stephen Morris
Senator Marc Pacheco

The Plan Nord: A Plan to Develop Northern Québec

The Plan Nord proposes a model that will allow natural resources to be developed sustainably for the benefit Northern Québec residents. This session discussed how the Plan Nord is being carried out over the next 25 years.


Ms. Andrée Bélanger, Director of Coordination, Plan Nord, Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife

Lunch Session: Economic Progress and Innovations in Québec

M. Geoffrey Kelley, Minister Responsible for Native Affairs

The Carbon Bank

A carbon bank is an independent body responsible for oversight and management of a carbon market. This session will discuss the government’s role in setting policy for the bank and how the bank would manage day-to-day tasks such as carbon pricing and price volatility as well as sustainable development practices.


Robert Noël de Tilly, Ministry for Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks

Transportation Fuels Report Discussion


Glen Andersen, Energy Program Director, NCSL