MRO Magazine

Hydro-Québec implements software for power system analysis


April 22, 2010
By PEM Magazine

Hydro-Québec is the most recent of the major Canadian utilities, such as BC Hydro, Epcor, TransAlta, Ontario Power Generation and New Brunswick Power, to utilize ETAP software for electrical design, maintenance and operation of their electrical power systems.

Sherwood Park, Alta.-based ETAP Canada Ltd.‘s ETAP software provides a platform for comprehensive power system analysis, including the recently standardized arc-flash hazard standard, CSA Z462.

ETAP’s integrated features like the arc flash multi-scenario analyzer, energized work permits, and built-in label printing provide a cost effective implementation of arc flash safety programs by giving engineers, safety managers, and electricians all the tools they need to get the job done in one easy to use application, the company says.

Hydro-Québec is one of North America’s largest utilities. They generate, transmit and distribute electricity, mainly from renewable energy sources, namely hydroelectricity. Hydro-Québec has capacity to produce over 36,000 MW from almost 90 generating stations.