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Submit a project on Prescriptive Component — Buildings program

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This component provides simple solutions tailored to buildings under 10,000 m2 to assist in implementing predefined measures. A simple tool is used to calculate the financial assistance.

Important notice: Rectification ― Changes to the Buildings Program as of February 1, 2017
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Important notice: Changes to the Buildings Program as of February 1, 2017
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Note: LED lighting products must be approved by the DesignLights Consortium® (DLC®) or, in some cases, they must be ENERGY STAR® certified. It is important to choose the right category when the products are submitted. For instance, a retrofit kit approved by the DLC® cannot be submitted in the Fixtures category.
Eligible LED lighting products based on category

Terms and conditions in effect from January 1, 2011, to October 31, 2013

Terms and conditions in effect from November 1, 2013, to March 31, 2015

Terms and conditions in effect from April 1, 2015, to January 31, 2017

New projects

The program procedures and conditions in effect AS OF February 1, 2017, apply to all new projects.

First things first

We urge you to read about the Program before applying:


You must fill out the letter of intent part of the form, making sure to check the box Je confirme ma déclaration [I confirm the accuracy of my declaration], at the end of the form and click on the Soumettre [submit] button before .

You may begin the work once Hydro-Québec has acknowledged receipt of your letter of intent.

No other documents are required at this stage.

Note: If you have submitted a project under the Prescriptive component and you decide to begin an Integrated Design process, you must inform Hydro-Québec in writing of your intention to change components and to meet the requirements for the Integrated Design option of the Catered component.

At the end of work, with the external project technical manager, you must

  • Fill out the Confirmation de la réalisation du projet [Confirmation of project completion] part of the form you will have received from Hydro-Québec, on which the project number appears.

Click on the Soumettre button at the end of the form to submit the confirmation of project completion.

You must also:

  • generate a file using the PPB v1.2 software
  • provide a copy of the duly signed work order or first contract with a third party for the implementation of eligible energy efficiency measures
  • E-mail both to Hydro-Québec at

No other documents are required at this stage.

Note: Make sure that the measures for which you are requesting financial assistance have been implemented and that the components are functional before you send in the confirmation of completed project.

Hydro-Québec’s technical team will contact you to tell you how to submit the required documents. Hydro-Québec reserves the right to refuse any nonprobative supporting document.

In addition to the documents listed in the Program requirements, Hydro-Québec may request any other document deemed necessary. Once you have submitted all the documents, Hydro-Québec will analyze your file to do the following:

  • check the project’s energy savings
  • determine the energy savings eligible for the Program, using Hydro-Québec’s references and instructions

Hydro-Québec may request that you submit an original invoice for the approved amount and including both taxes. This invoice must be issued through your accounting system and include an invoice number.

The invoice must be send via e-mail to

Hydro-Québec will run a credit check and then pay you the financial assistance.

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