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 Rates for Large-Power Business Customers  

Equipment testing by large-power customers

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.

Potential savings

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.

Flexible terms and conditions

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.

Calculation of billing amount

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.

For more information

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.