The Société de l’énergie communautaire du Lac-Saint-Jean has articulated its mission around a vision focused on social acceptability and renewable energies. Two of its mini-hydropower projects were selected in Hydro-Québec’s call for tenders and subject to the environmental impact assessment and review procedure: one on the Ouiatchouan River, at the historic Village of Val-Jalbert, and the other at the 11th Falls on the Mistassini River, in Girardville.

TES developed a community consultation and communication plan in line with the company’s mission and the issues surrounding hydroelectric projects. The proposed approach was aimed at defining and implementing a process that would promote the social acceptability of projects.

TES’ expertise and experience enabled it to support the promoter in improving its studies and projects with reference to the proposals provided by local stakeholders.