We would like to inform you that as of November 1, 2013, new terms and conditions will apply to the Retrofit and New Plant, Expansion or Addition of Production Lines components.
Three new terms will apply as of November 1, 2013:
This change standardizes the eligible savings per kilowatthour to 15¢ for calculation of financial assistance calculation under the Industrial Systems Program.
This change may lead to a reduction in the financial assistance Hydro-Québec provides to participants, depending on the type of project submitted.
Certain financial assistance thresholds are modified based on the type of system submitted as indicated in the following table.
|System type||Minimum threshold applicable until October 31, 2013||Minimum threshold applicable as of November 1, 2013|
|Variable-frequency drives (VFDs)||$5,000||$4,000|
New calculation tools and guides
As of November 1, a new version of the following documents can be found on the Web site, in addition to the new Formulaire simplifié – Éclairage à DEL et à induction [Streamlined form for LED and induction lighting (version 1.0)]:
You must comply with the terms and conditions outlined in these guides and use these tools to submit any measure stipulated therein to Hydro-Québec.
The above changes apply to any completed project submitted to Hydro-Québec as of November 1, 2013, with the exception of projects that comply with the following three conditions:
If the project complies with these three conditions, the customer can find the terms and conditions in the July 2013 Participant’s Guide and submit the project using PROSI 2.0.3 or the Refrigeration software 2.0, whichever is appropriate, provided the project complies with all terms and conditions in effect outlined in the guide. In such a case, the customer can present the project regardless of the date the request for payment of financial assistance is submitted. In accordance with the terms and conditions in the July 2013 Participant’s Guide, participants must have submitted their completed project with the required deliverables no later than December 31, 2015.
In the interest of fairness, Hydro-Québec will not authorize any exceptions.
Since last April, the payment of financial assistance based on the project’s results and actual costs, is made at the end of the project, in a single payment, after all required deliverables have been submitted. This applies to all projects submitted under any of the above-mentioned components.
As a result, the financial assistance procedure was adjusted for the Technology Demonstration, Electricity Management Systems, Retrofit, and New Plant, Expansion or Addition of Production Lines components.
Please see the updated guides: