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Technical Visit

- A technical visit of Hydro-Québec’s research institute (IREQ) will be organized on the morning of Wednesday, May 11, 2016
- Shuttle Bus from the Hotel at 8h45
- Back by bus to the hotel around 13h00, schedule subject to change
- Limited to 50 participants

To register, please fill the form below and return by email to Steven Desrochers at:


Hydro-Québec’s research institute, IREQ, is one of North America’s largest integrated electrical research and testing centres. Created in 1967, IREQ has developed large-scale expertise in electrical equipment, network analysis and control, automation and measurement, materials, chemical and mechanical engineering, and applications of electricity. Its impressive facilities include an experimental line for mechanical tests,a high-voltage laboratory, a mechanical-thermomechanical laboratory, a power system study and simulation centre and an electro-technology laboratory. IREQ also boasts various specialized laboratories, notably in robotics, battery materials and mechanical engineering. Its main facilities are located Varennes, about 45 minutes from downtown Montréal.

Steps prior to a visit to Hydro-Québec’s Research Institute (IREQ)

  • Identity verification done ahead of time by Hydro-Québec.
  • At least one week prior to their visit, Canadian and U.S. visitors must provide the following information:
    • Full name
    • Date of birth
    • Passport number (or photocopy of passport) or driver’s license number
    • State or province where driver’s license was issued.
  • At least one week prior to their visit, persons from other countries must provide the following:
    • Full name
    • Date of birth
    • Passport number (or photocopy of passport)
    • Country where passport was issued
  • Upon arrival, all visitors must present valid ID and sign our visitors register. Visitors who did not provide identification ahead of time or visitors who do not carry valid ID will not be allowed access to IREQ.
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