Enhanced and streamlined program as of February 15, 2017
The Retrofit and New Plant, Expansion or Addition of Production Lines components were merged into a single component, called Catered Projects.
Simplified and enhanced calculation rules
Regardless of the type of project submitted and the applicable rate, the following calculation methods are the same:
- The amount of financial assistance must reduce the payback period to one year.*
- The maximum amount granted in financial assistance is $2 million per project.
*Note: For projects involving a new plant, an expansion or the addition of product lines, the baseline scenario (eligible savings and costs) always includes standard or regulation equipment.
Projects covered: This rule applies to all new projects for which a complete and compliant proposal is submitted to Hydro-Québec as of February 15, 2017.
In the case of projects submitted before February 15, 2017, for which the start date for work is on or after February 15, 2017, the Hydro-Québec engineer assigned to the proposal will contact you to inform you of how these new rules impact your project.
Extension of the project completion deadline
The project completion deadline—from the time the project proposal is received to when the completed project is submitted—has been extended from 24 to 36 months. This extension also applies to projects that are currently underway.
New Project proposal form
You must use the new streamlined form to submit a new project under Hydro-Québec’s Catered or Electricity Consumption Analysis component.
New streamlined version of the Participant’s Guides
The Participant’s Guides for the Electricity Consumption Analysis, Prescriptive Measures and Catered Projects components have been revamped.