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Hydro Quebec Wants To Use Quantum Computing To Usher In The Energy Transition

April 1, 2024
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Quantum computing is one of the most important technologies of the future. But could it play a role in shaping the energy transition?

What’s happening:

  • Hydro Quebec has officially joined the Quebec Digital and Quantum Innovation Platform to begin exploring new ways quantum computing can help solve problems related to the energy transition

Why it matters:

Going deeper:

  • The Quebec Digital and Quantum Innovation Platform is the exclusive user of IBM’s Quantum System One quantum computer, which is one of the most advanced quantum computers in the world
  • Canada has been making moves to ensure they are a leader in quantum computing by recently rolling out new government funding for promising startups

The intrigue:

  • Hydro Quebec previously announced they are incubating artificial intelligence powered algorithms capable of processing large amounts of data related to energy consumption, demand forecasting and more

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