With the aim of reducing annual CO₂ emissions by 800,000 tonnes, this is amongst the largest decarbonization projects announced in Quebec to date.
Approximately one third of the green hydrogen produced will be dedicated to decarbonizing long-haul transportation, which accounts for nearly 10% of Quebec’s annual emissions. The remaining volumes will be used to produce e-NG (electric renewable natural gas), a sustainable drop-in solution for hard-to-abate industries. TES Canada’s project alone will contribute to achieving 3% of Quebec’s GHG reduction targets by 2030.
The majority of the project’s energy needs will be met by its own 1 GW wind and solar farm.
Considering Quebec’s energy context, the project’s behind-the-meter assets will minimize the energy drawn from Hydro-Quebec’s grid, while also offering optimization opportunities, including loadshedding during peak winter periods.
Located in the Vallée de la transition énergétique, the Projet Mauricie will significantly contribute to the economic development for this region and all of Quebec, creating high-quality job prospects and lasting economic benefits.
More than 1,000 jobs will be created during the construction period, and the Projet Mauricie will ultimately create more than 200 permanent, specialized jobs in a fast-growing industry.
Éric Gauthier, General Manager at TESCanada H2 inc., commentedL “We are proud to be developing this major project in the Mauricie region, the cradle of renewable energy in Quebec. The region, at the heart of the Vallée de la transition énergétique, offers many advantages to deliver hydrogen to Quebec users. The economic spin-offs will be significant for Shawinigan and the Mauricie region and will position Quebec as a leader in decarbonization.”