Update June 28, 2018: Following the Régie de l’énergie’s decision on June 21, 2018, Hydro-Québec submitted additional evidence to help clarify certain elements of the Demand Response Program (DRP). According to the Régie’s schedule, the regulatory process should be complete in October 2018.

As a result, until the Régie renders its final decision on this file, Hydro-Québec must suspend registration for the winter 2018–2019 program.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance: $70Note 1 x the eligible power (kW)

“Eligible power” (kW) is the average power demand reduction for all Demand Response events.

1. The unit amount for the 2017–2018 winter period.

Difference between the reference power and the real power.

A three- or four-hour period over which the participant was asked in advance by Hydro-Québec to decrease the power demand recorded by the meters linked to the project.

Video: Hydro-Québec’s Demand Response Program


  • A substantial amount in recurring financial assistance each year
  • Minimal investment
  • Streamlined registration
  • Voluntary participation
  • No contract to sign
  • No penalty if reduction target not met
  • Minimum amount granted if Hydro-Québec issues no Demand Response notice during the winter season

New ways of doing things that pay off!

Here are a few examples to give you an idea of how much you could receive.

Project 1: A meter is associated with the project, and you participate in the eight Demand Response events announced by Hydro-Québec. Based on the average power demand reduction achieved for the eight events and the unit amount established, you receive $36,890.*

See sample calculations and other examples: Sample calculations of financial assistance amounts [PDF 67 Kb - in French only].

*Some conditions apply. Refer to the Participant’s Guide [PDF 669 Kb - in French only].

Take a look at these video testimonials from our customers!

Video: Sainte-Justine university hospital’s experience with the Demand Response Program

Video: Complexe Desjardins’s experience with the Demand Response Program

Take part in the program

Refer to the Participant’s Guide to find out 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 383 Kb - in French only]

Documentation and tools


For further information, see the Participant’s Guide [PDF 383 Kb - in French only]. In order to obtain financial assistance, make sure both the building and the project you are submitting are eligible for the program.

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