A whole world beneath your feet
For over 105 years, the « Commission des services électriques de Montréal » (CSEM) has acted on behalf of the city of Montreal.
The CSEM promotes and encourages the burial of cabled networkson the Montreal territory by associating with the City of Montreal and with numerous energy and telecommunications companies and providers.
The CSEM coordinates the efforts of all involved parties to offer a reliable, secure and durable underground and aboveground network.
In all, since its inception the CSEM has developed an underground conduit network that covers over 770 kilometers of streets with over 23,5 million meters of cable.
The CSEM intervenes in all building projects on the Montreal territory requiring connections to the conduit networks.
The CSEM plans, designs, builds, maintains, runs and manages conduit networks for the benefit of its users.
Aboveground (since 2001):
The CSEM manages and coordinates aerial interventions to harmonise them with the underground conduit network in collaboration with the municipality and its boroughs, and emits final recommendations.
After proper review, the CSEM gives a final recommendation on how buildings must be connected to the existing energy and telecommunication networks.