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Demand response program

Demand response program

Hydro-Québec’s demand response (DR) program is designed to encourage commercial and institutional customers and small and medium-sized industrial businesses to reduce their buildings’ power demand during Hydro-Québec’s winter peaks. This will enable Hydro-Québec to meet its customers’ energy needs at the best possible price.

The DR Program has been renewed for winter 2017–2018.

While no changes have been made to the Program’s terms and conditions for winter 2017–2018, the registration process has been streamlined. New versions of the Participant’s Guide and registration form are now online. To participate in the Program, you need to submit your registration form by September 8, 2017.

If you took part in the DR Program in winter 2016–2017 and wish to reapply for winter 2017–2018, you must submit a new registration form.

Video: Hydro-Québec’s Demand response Program

Hydro-Québec’s Demand response program gives companies the opportunity to propose a project that would allow them to reduce their buildings’ power demand during Hydro-Québec’s winter peaks (earling morning and late afternoon). In return, the company receives financial assistance from Hydro-Québec’s.

Eligible customers

All Hydro-Québec customers with a communicating meter and whose electricity service contract is subject to Rate D with billed power demand, DM, G, G9, M, or LG.

Eligible projects

A project is eligible only if the estimated power reduction is at least 200 kW. Hydro-Québec reserves the right to reject a project if:

  • the estimated power reduction is less than 200 kW according to Hydro-Québec’s analysis of the power demand profile measured by project meters in relation to Hydro-Québec’s peak periods;
  • the estimated power reduction measured by project meters is equal to or less than 10% of the maximum demand registered by the same meters during the 2016–2017 winter period.

Participant’s undertakings

All participants must agree to implement measures designed to reduce power demand, but they are not obligated to achieve any specific power demand reduction during Demand Response events.

Implementing DR measures

  • Hydro-Québec is not involved in implementing DR measures. You have sole responsibility for this step.

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