On December 23rd, 2001, Quebec lost one of its most brilliant inventors,
namely, Mr. Jean-Jacques Archambault, retired engineer of Hydro-Quebec
Corporation and inventor of the 735 kV transmission line. During the
early 1960's, this invention was considered a first, globally. It gained
renown amongst all specialists in the field of electricity.
At the start of 2001, the Order of Professional Technologists of Quebec
unveiled the introduction of the 735 kV transmission technology as
Quebec's foremost technology for the 20th Century.
In order to sustain its commitment to the students enrolled in its
Institute Programs, last March 2002, Hydro-Quebec issued seven bursaries
in the sum of $5,000 each, to graduates of the 2001-2002 academic class.
The awards were named in memory of this dedicated research engineer, who
will certainly serve as an outstanding academic role model for these
students.. The corporation hopes to be able to award 15 such bursaries
per year to students of future graduating classes.