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Experimental Rate BR

Experimental rate for fast-charge stations

Experimental Rate BR applies to a contract for electricity delivered for the purpose of supplying one or more direct-current electric vehicle charging stations rated 400 volts or more.

It can also apply to a contract for electricity supplied to one or more 240 volts stations.

Structure of Rate BR

Price of
  • for consumption associated with the first 50 kilowatts(1)
    of maximum power demand : 10.90 ¢/kWh
  • for consumption associated with the maximum power demand
    exceeding 50 kilowatts(2) : 20.47 ¢/kWh
  • for the remaining consumption : 16.13 ¢/kWh
Minimum monthly bill when electricity is
  • Single-phase: $12.33
  • Three-phase: $36.99

(1) The energy for the first 50 kW, expressed in kilowatthours (kWh), is the product of the up to 50 kW times the and the number of hours in the consumption period.

(2) The energy for the power demand exceeding 50 kW, expressed in kilowatthours (kWh), is the product of the excess times the up to 3% and the number of hours in the consumption period.

Rates in effect April 1, 2017. Under no circumstances shall this table replace the Electricity Rates.



Terms and conditions of application

To take advantage of experimental Rate BR, you must meet the following conditions:

  1. If you have several direct-current charging stations rated 400 volts or more and installed at the same site, they must come under a single contract.
  2. You must agree to supply Hydro-Québec with non-identifiable data from all charging stations covered by the contract under this rate, such as duration, energy consumption and power demand for each charge.
  3. If the electricity is not used exclusively for the purpose of supplying electric vehicle charging stations,such as lighting, for example, this Rate BR applies on condition that the installed capacity for other purposes does not exceed 10 kilowatts.

Rate G cannot be applied to a contract supplying fast-charge stations. However, rate G-9 or M could apply if the number of charging operations increases and they become more advantageous for you.