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Conversion to electricity

Conversion à l’électricité

The Conversion to Electricity Program provides financial assistance for projects designed to replace equipment that uses an eligible fossil fuel with electrical equipment in commercial, institutional or industrial buildings.

Important note: The program is subject to the approval of the Régie de l’énergie. All terms and conditions described in the guide are thus subject to change.

However, the terms and conditions laid out in the guide apply to projects with a start date before the date on which the program is approved by the Régie de l’énergie.

Eligible customers

Any individual or legal entity that owns, operates or occupies an eligible building on the date the work begins and that carries out an eligible project in that building.

Eligible buildings

To qualify for the Program, a building must meet three requirements:

  1. It must be located in Québec.
  2. It must be:
    1. A commercial, institutional or industrial building, or
    2. A multi-unit residential building or a greenhouse subject to Rate DP or to Rate DM
  3. It must be connected to one of the following eligible power grids:
    1. Hydro-Québec’s main grid, or
    2. A grid belonging to a municipality or cooperative (subject to an agreement between the municipal power grid and Hydro-Québec)

Any building connected to an off-grid system is ineligible.

Eligible projects

Any project designed to replace equipment that uses an eligible fossil fuel with electrical equipment, provided that work starts after March 31, 2017.

Your undertakings

Minimum annual electricity consumption

You must meet the minimum annual obligation1 (MAO) over the five-year period following the work completion date.

(1) The MAO is the minimum annual electricity consumption of new, efficient electrical equipment.

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