Rogers Communications to Provide M2M for Hydro-Quebec

Rogers Communications announced that its team in Quebec will enable the machine to machine (M2M) wireless connectivity across the province to Hydro-Quebec. Rogers will connect the utility’s central system with up to 600 Smart Meter collectors, which aggregate data relayed from the province’s 3.8-million Smart Meters. Rogers begins deployment on a trial basis of the M2M wireless connection of Hydro Quebec’s Smart Meter collectors this month.

Quebec Approves New Wind Farm

Saint-Laurent Énergies has received governmental approval from Quebec to build and operate the Lac-Alfred wind farm, which will power 70,000 provincial homes.  The Order in Council authorizes a wind farm on the Lac-Alfred site up to a nominal capacity of 300 MW, using 150 REpower wind turbines rated at 2 MW each. According to Saint-Laurent Énergies, the wind farm project “is situated on the territory of the municipality of La Redemption and the TNO of Lac-à-la-Croix in the MRC de La Mitis, as well as on the territory of the municipalities of Saint-Cléophas, Sainte-Irène and Saint-Zénon-du-Lac-Humqui and the TNO of Lac-Alfred in the MRC de La Matapédia.”