IEEE Power & Energy Magazine - November/December 2016 - 59

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By Sebastien
Guillon,
Patrick Toner,
Louis Gibson,
and David Boteler

The Havoc
Caused by
Auroral Electrojet
Generated
Magnetic Field
Variations in 1989

Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/MPE.2016.2591760
Date of publication: 19 October 2016

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A Colorful
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The hydro-Québec sysTem is a winTer-peaking system whose all-time record peak load of 39,240 mw
was recorded in January 2014. hydro-Québec exports to
neighboring systems in canada and the united states, with
an annual transaction volume of approximately 30 Twh. The
current system configuration is based on the major development projects of the 1960s and 1970s. in 1965, as part of the
development of the manic-outardes hydroelectric complex,
hydro-Québec commissioned the world's first 735-kV lines,
which had a much greater capacity than the existing 315-kV
lines put into service in the late 1950s with the development of
the bersimis hydroelectric complex. in 1971, hydro-Québec
launched what was then dubbed the "project of the century":
the development of the La Grande river complex in the James
bay region at the southern end of hudson bay. in 1996, when
the final generating station, Laforge-2, was commissioned at
the end of the second phase of the project, La Grande became

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