Presented in French
Le Rendez-vous du Comité Francophone de l'ACB is a periodic event (virtual and/or face-to-face) during which members of the committee receive a variety of presenters and guests to address and discuss various topics related to dams. More informal and interactive than traditional webinars, this activity sometimes takes the form of a presentation, sometimes a discussion, sometimes both.
In order to fulfill its mission, Hydro-Québec operates numerous dams, reservoirs and generating stations in some ten water systems throughout the province of Québec. The use of the resource (water) is based on optimization principles aimed at meeting short, medium and long-term electricity needs. All this is done in accordance with legal requirements (environmental and safety), while respecting agreements with third parties and ensuring the reliability of supplies. The reconciliation of these sometimes divergent needs constitutes water management.
Rémi Robbe is an engineer specialized in hydraulics and has been working at Hydro-Québec since 2006. He holds an engineering degree from ENSEEIHT (Toulouse, France) with a specialization in hydraulics and fluid mechanics (2004) and a master's degree in civil engineering from Polytechnique Montreal (2006). Between 2006 and 2010, he worked in dam safety carrying out dam failure studies, flow modeling (1D, 2D, 3D), characterization of discharge structures and various hydraulic expertise mandates. Since 2010, he has been working mainly in the field of water management, carrying out optimization and production planning for the Saint-Maurice, Aux Outardes and Sainte-Marguerite rivers.