A joint working committee of representatives from Hydro-Québec, the City of Côte Saint-Luc and members of the public started work in January 2020 to address public concerns about the Aqueduc-Saraguay project.
The project involves conversion of the existing 120 kV overhead transmission line to 315 kV over 18 km between LaSalle and Saint-Laurent—including 2.9 km in Côte Saint-Luc—as well as the reconstruction of the Hampstead substation, which is located in Côte Saint-Luc.
The committee will review how Hydro-Québec can implement the project in the city of Côte Saint-Luc while minimizing its impacts. For example, the committee will also assess how greenspaces can be enhanced.
By the end of the year, an information and consultation meeting will be held to present the project. The public will be invited to provide feedback and comments on the committee’s work and present other ideas of how the project could be improved. The committee will submit its final recommendations to Hydro‑Québec and to the City of Côte Saint-Luc.
Work plan of the Hydro-Québec, Côte Saint-Luc and resident committee
|Meeting dates||Discussion topics|
|Meeting 1: January 27, 2020||Terms of reference|
|Meeting 2: February 3, 2020||Magnetic fields and Human health|
|Meeting 3: February 18, 2020||Technical characteristics of the future substation|
|Meeting 4 : date to be announced|
|Meeting 5: date to be announced||Technical characteristics of the future line|
|Meeting 6: date to be announced||Safety of structures and facilities, noise level, property values, other|
|Meeting 7 : date to be announced||Recommendations and communications|