Institutional Customers

Innovation Projects – IDEAS

"I wanted to show that certain innovative energy-saving measures could work in my field. The grant from Hydro-Québec allowed me to carry out my project."

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Benefits

  • ATTRACTIVE GRANTS
    • Recoup investment more quickly
  • LONG-TERM ELECTRICITY SAVINGS
  • TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
    • Expertise or testing at Hydro-Québec's energy technology lab (LTÉ)
  • PROJECTS WITH A FUTURE
    • Innovation projects that demonstrate electricity-saving potential become eligible for other programs in the Energy Efficiency Plan or may lead to the creation of new programs

How to apply

  1. 1.Submit a project.
  2. 2.Sign an agreement.
  3. 3.Implement the project.
  4. 4.Submit progress reports and a final report.

Tools

* In French only

Financial assistance

  • 75% of the total cost of an experimentation project, up to $75,000
  • 75% of the additional costs of a demonstration project, up to $250,000

Eligibility

Eligible customers

Any individual, company, government agency or nongovernmental organization that has a place of business in Québec and is one of the following types of Hydro-Québec customer:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Institutional
  • Industrial (small or midsized company)

Large-power customers are ineligible.

Eligible projects

Only experimentation and demonstration projects that meet these criteria will be considered:

  • New technology, new approach or new application of an existing technology
  • Potential for considerable energy savings
  • Good potential to penetrate the Québec market

Note: Electricity self-generation or generation projects are not eligible. Furthermore, innovation projects approved for IDEAS may not be submitted for another Energy Efficiency Plan program.

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