Eligible energy savings that are financially advantageous

Achieve substantial savings by implementing energy efficiency measures in:

  • Buildings of at least 10,000 m2 with a project generating a minimum of 50,000 kWh** of eligible annual electricity savings

    ** You may include two or more energy efficiency projects for several buildings in a single request for financial assistance, provided that each individual building measures at least 10,000 m2 and the total eligible electricity savings are at least 50,000 kWh.

  • A new building of at least 2,000 m2 that is eligible under the Integrated Design option

The financial assistance for each project is based on its eligible electricity savings.

Integrated Design option

Are you at the preliminary analysis stage of your project, and have not yet drawn up the plans and specifications for the new building? Sign up for the Integrated Design option and get financial assistance for any projects involving a new building.

Benefits:

Simplicity

  • Recognized methods of calculating energy savings
  • Tried-and-true technologies

Profitability

  • Lower investment costs thanks to financial assistance
  • Lower long-term operating costs
  • Shorter payback period for your investment
  • Improved competitive edge for your company

Environmental friendliness

  • A boost for sustainable development through socially responsible investments
  • Optimal use of energy resources

Added bonus

Greater occupant comfort

Take part in the program

Refer to the Participant’s Guide to learn how to implement your project. In it, you will find information about the eligibility requirements and the procedure to submit a request.

Participant’s Guide [PDF 668 Ko - in French only]

If you have opted for the Integrated Design option, see also the Information document [PDF 1.23 Mb - in French only].

Documentation and tools

Previous program terms and conditions

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

Program documents and tools in effect between January 1, 2011, and October 31, 2013, can only be used for projects that comply with the following three conditions:

  1. A letter of intent was sent prior to November 1, 2013, and the work related to eligible energy efficiency measures began before November 1, 2013, in accordance with point 2 below.
  2. The first order for equipment needed for eligible energy efficiency measures was issued prior to November 1, 2013 (purchase order or invoice showing order date)
    or
    The first contract for work on eligible energy efficiency measures was signed prior to November 1, 2013.
    or
    A letter of intent was signed by ÉnerCible prior to November 1, 2013, and the work related to eligible energy efficiency measures began before April 1, 2015.
  3. The request for payment of financial assistance sent to Hydro-Québec is accompanied by copies of the above-mentioned documents.

Note: Projects that do not meet the above three conditions are subject to the procedures and the terms and conditions applicable on the start date for work.

General documentation
Tools

Important notice: Before using this software, make sure your project was submitted before November 1, 2013.

Forms and guides

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

Program procedures and terms and conditions in effect between November 1, 2013, and March 31, 2015, can only be used for projects that comply with the following three conditions:

  1. A letter of intent was sent between November 1, 2013, and March 31, 2015, and the work related to eligible energy efficiency measures began before April 1, 2015, in accordance with point 2 below.
  2. The order for equipment needed for eligible energy efficiency measures was issued prior to April 1, 2015 (purchase order or invoice showing order date)
    or The contract for work on eligible energy efficiency measures was signed prior to April 1, 2015.
  3. The request for payment of financial assistance sent to Hydro-Québec is accompanied by copies of the above-mentioned documents.

Note: Projects that do not meet the above three conditions are subject to the procedure and the terms and conditions applicable according on the start date for work.

General documentation
Tools
Forms and guides

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

Program procedures and terms and conditions in effect between April 1, 2015, and January 31, 2017, can only be used for projects that comply with the following three conditions:

  1. A letter of intent was sent between April 1, 2015, and January 31, 2017, and the work related to eligible energy efficiency measures began before February 1, 2017, in accordance with point 2 below.
  2. The first order for equipment needed for eligible energy efficiency measures was issued prior to February 1, 2017 (purchase order or invoice showing order date)
    or
    The first contract for work on eligible energy efficiency measures was signed prior to February 1, 2017.
  3. The request for payment of financial assistance sent to Hydro-Québec is accompanied by copies of the above-mentioned documents.

Note: Projects that do not meet the above three conditions are subject to the procedure and the terms and conditions applicable according to the start date for work.

First things first

Before applying for the program, we suggest that you read the following documents. Make sure you use the tools that apply based on your start date for work:

General documentation
Tools
Forms and guides

Is the Integrated Design option of interest to you? Refer to the Information document – Integrated Design option [PDF 1.23 Mb - in French only], a supplement to the Buildings Program Participant’s Guide.

Autres liens utiles pour l’option conception intégrée

Important notice

Changes to the Buildings Program, effective February 1, 2017

New version of PPB application software

To submit a new project under the Buildings program, you must provide Hydro-Québec with a file generated by the PPB v1.2 [EXE 7.3 Mb] application.

New document to submit when confirming the project’s completion

You must now submit the first purchase order for the devices associated with the eligible energy efficiency measures or the first duly signed contract related to the implementation of the eligible energy efficiency measures, along with the Project completion form.

Changes to the lighting measures
  • Withdrawal of the measure specific to induction lighting.
  • Tightening of the references for all lighting measures to reflect market trends. Therefore, the calculation of the financial assistance granted by Hydro-Québec for these measures under the Program may differ from the amount calculated using PPB v.1.
New measures added to the prescriptive component of the Buildings Program:
  • installation of a solar water heater
  • installation of a pool dehumidifier/heat recovery system
  • installation of a solar wall
  • installation of a drain water heat recovery system
  • implementation of measures in arenas and curling rinks
  • installation of variable-frequency drives on 100% fresh air HVAC systems
  • installation of variable-frequency drives on domestic cold water booster pumps
  • implementation of new HVAC measures for grocery store buildings
  • installation of exhaust heat recovery pumps
  • installation of heat pumps in a mixed water loop system
Merger of the Letter of intent and Confirmation of project completion and request for payment of financial assistance forms

When you access the new form, which is made up of two sections, you must select the project’s current stage (i.e. Letter of intent or Confirmation of project completion) to view the fields to be filled out.

Exception: When projects submitted before February 1, 2017, reach the completion stage, use the Confirmation of project completion and request for payment of financial assistance form, available in the Projects submitted before February 1, 2017, section Previous program terms and conditions.

Eligibility

To participate in the Catered component of the Buildings program, you must submit a letter of intent [PDF 844 Kb] before issuing your first purchase order or signing your first contract associated with the project.
*To open this file, you must first download it to your computer.

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