Being Energy Wise means:

  • Using energy-efficient appliances and devices and finding ways to cut your electricity costs

  • Taking up energy-smart habits and making small changes at home and at work that will benefit the entire community for generations to come

  • Using energy wisely during peak periods

Why be energy wise?

When we use energy wisely, everyone benefits. But what does being energy wise mean? How can you figure out how much electricity you use? Try our practical tools to gain a better understanding of your energy use and follow our simple tips to save energy.

Accommodation: 11,590 kWh per year, average house: 26,484 kWh per year, Small house: 20,494 kWh per year, Big house: 32,054 kWh per year.
Accommodation: 11,590 kWh per year, average house: 26,484 kWh per year, Small house: 20,494 kWh per year, Big house: 32,054 kWh per year.

How much do you use?

You don’t know what your annual consumption is? We have a tool to help you estimate the annual electricity cost for your home.

See your electricity use

Saving electricity

It’s amazingly easy to save electricity! Here are some great ideas on how to save every day.

Lower your thermostat
by 1°C in winter

over $40
a year

Unplug your second
refrigerator

about $45
a year

Recycle an unused
freezer

- 360 kWh
a year

Take showers that are
a minute shorter

up to $50
a year

Let laundry air dry

- 150 kWh
a year

Install Water-saving
products

up to $100
a year

Install electronic
thermostats

up to $150
a year

Hydro-Québec is with you all the way

Promotional offer

To help you become more energy wise, we offer programs that combine practical resources, innovative solutions and money-saving offers.

Find out more about our offers

Building and renovating

If you’re thinking about doing major or even minor renovations, take advantage of the practical resources available. Opt for ecofriendly solutions: they’re simple and they pay!

Find out more about resources for building and renovating
The right moves

Are you making the right moves?

Making the right moves means saving electricity every day. Meet Suzanne and learn more about making the right moves.

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The right moves