Get financial assistance by reducing the power demand of one or more of your buildings during Hydro-Québec’s winter peak times.


Hydro-Québec continues to support the implementation of demand response projects for winter 2020–2021.

However, please note that registration closed on September 15, 2020.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance: $70Note 1 x the eligible power (kW)

“Eligible power” (kW) is the average power demand reduction for all Demand Response events.

1. The unit amount for the 2020-2021 winter period.

Difference between the reference power and the real power.

A three- or four-hour period over which the participant was asked in advance by Hydro-Québec to decrease the power demand recorded by the meters linked to the project.

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  • A substantial amount in recurring financial assistance each year
  • Minimal investment
  • Streamlined registration
  • Voluntary participation
  • No contract to sign
  • No penalty if reduction target not met
  • Minimum amount granted if Hydro-Québec issues no Demand Response notice during the winter season

New ways of doing things that pay off!

Here are a few examples to give you an idea of how much you could receive.

Project 1: A meter is associated with the project, and you participate in the eight Demand Response events announced by Hydro-Québec. Based on the average power demand reduction achieved for the eight events and the unit amount established, you receive $36,890.*

See sample calculations and other examples: Sample calculations of financial assistance amounts [PDF 67 Kb - in French only].

*Some conditions apply. Refer to the Participant’s Guide [PDF 1,41 Mb - in French only].

Take a look at these video testimonials from our customers!

Video: Sainte-Justine university hospital’s experience with the Demand Response Iniative

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Video: Complexe Desjardins’s experience with the Demand Response Iniative

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For further information, see the Participant’s Guide [PDF 1,41 Mb - in French only]. In order to obtain financial assistance (which will be paid to you once your project is completed), make sure both the building and the project you are submitting are eligible.

Have questions and would like to talk to someone about your project? Contact one of our experts.

Participant's Guide [PDF 1,41 Mb - in French only]

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