Bearstream turbine

We build hydropower

Cleantech. Renewable. Reliable. Low cost.

Fédération des pourvoiries du Québec Inc FPQ
Ecotech Québec Member

Senior leadership

Normand Lévesque, MSc. Ing.

Founder, CEO

  • Mechanical Engineer - Montreal Polytechnique
  • Master’s - Institut des Machines Hydrauliques de Lausanne, Swiss.
  • C-Level Exec, Board Director of int’l Corp.
  • Global Head of AECOM’s Hydropower
  • Designed Hydropower / T&D projects globally.
  • Led large M&A, Financing (Equity & Debt).
  • Founder of Tech, Energy, Manufacturing & Distribution Co.
  • Recognized industry leader, lecturer, speaker

Marco Régnier, CPA, MBA


  • Board Director at Tech, Manufacturer, Private Equity.
  • C-Level Executive at large publicly listed Corp.
  • Ex-Ey Audit / Advisory
  • Cleantech Investor with Seed to Exit transactions
  • Led Tech Start-ups in Europe/Americas/Asia/Africa.
  • Led M&A, Bonds, Syndicated Project Financing, IPO
  • Roadshows in London, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, NYC, Dubai
  • Awarded lecturer at French & American Universities
Bearstream history

The origins of Micro Hydropower

Normand Levesque, Founder & CEO of Bearstream Corp. designed his first turbine 30 years ago as a young engineer when the family business, a remote outfitting operation for fishing & hunting needed a sustainable electric power supply for its 4-season’s operations.

The Outfitter was off-grid, so the idea was to install a small hydropower to replace the costly, noisy, polluting and fragile Diesel generator running 24h/day and always broken!

For Turbine Manufacturers, an Outfitter project was simply “too small”. Available turbines using a scale down design of a much larger hydropower solution cost more than the existing diesel solution!

Normand designed and installed a Micro Hydropower Turbine adapted to Off-Grid communities and Industrial settlements that is still running 28 years later! 30 more turbines and 5MW were installed later on worldwide.