If you have to run short tests after adding new equipment or modifying or optimizing existing equipment, your power demand may rise temporarily, pushing up the cost of the kilowatthours you consume.
By taking advantage of the equipment testing conditions, Rate L or LG customers can be temporarily exempted from certain conditions that apply when you exceed your billing demand.
To benefit from these conditions, you must advise Hydro-Québec in advance of the testing start date and duration.
The equipment testing conditions can apply for a minimum of 1 hour and a maximum of 1 consumption period.
Rates L and LG apply to the billing demand for periods with no testing and to the energy for the consumption period in question.
In addition, for each 15-minute integration period of actual hours in the test period(s), an amount of 10¢ per kilowatthour is applied to the excess of real demand over the billing demand for periods with no testing.
Are you already a Rate L or LG customer? Get in touch with your Commercial Delegate
You can also consult the Electricity Rates to find out more about Hydro-Québec's rates and rate options.