Receive financial support for the implementation of energy efficiency measures in your business.

Many benefits

  • Financial assistance to optimize your company’s energy efficie
  • Assistance of up to 75% of eligible costs
  • Lower electricity bill
  • Increased competitiveness
  • Support from Hydro‑Québec’s experts for the Customized Option

Financial assistance and recurring savings make heat pumps a cost‑effective choice

Choose heat pumps for your buildings and you could receive financial assistance covering up to 75%* of eligible purchase and installation costs. Download the OSE tool to calculate the amount and send in your application.

Why choose a heat pump?

*The amounts were increased on June 15 2023.

Simplified Option

Calculate the financial assistance you could obtain to implement your projects

The Efficient Solution’s OSE calculation tool makes it easy to calculate financial assistance related to 200 measures and then submit your request.

Get the OSE calculation tool

Institutional buildings

  • Installation of LED fixtures with or without DLC Premium rating
  • Installation of geothermal heat pumps
  • Installation of heat pumps in a mixed water loop system
  • Installation of aerothermal heat pumps
  • Installation of thermal storage units
  • Improvements to the thermal envelope (walls, roof, windows)
  • Drain water heat recovery
  • Recovery of heat from air and pool enclosures
  • Recovery of heat from air vents
  • Recovery of heat discharged by refrigeration systems (arena, curling rink)
  • Installation of variable-frequency drives (range hood, HVAC system, pump motor, fan motor)
  • Improvements to the efficiency of an arena or curling rink ice refrigeration system (CO2, ammonia)
  • Installation of an HVAC control system
  • Installation of induction cooktops
  • Installation of solar panels to preheat domestic hot water
  • Installation of a solar wall to preheat fresh air
  • Installation of air-conditioning cooling units with a high-efficiency compressor
  • Installation of air-conditioning cooling units with a variable-speed drive on the compressor motor
  • Installation of ENERGY STAR® certified air-conditioners
  • Installation of an air-conditioning unit with a variable-speed compressor NEW

Commercial buildings

  • Installation of LED fixtures with or without DLC Premium rating
  • Installation of geothermal heat pumps
  • Installation of aerothermal heat pumps
  • Installation of thermal storage units
  • Improvements to the thermal envelope (walls, roof, windows)
  • Drain water heat recovery
  • Recovery of heat from air vents
  • Recovery of heat discharged by a refrigeration system in refrigerated display cases and cold-storage rooms (grocery stores)
  • Installation of variable-frequency drives (range hood, HVAC system, pump motor, fan motor)
  • Improvements to the efficiency of a refrigeration system in refrigerated display cases and cold-storage rooms for grocery stores (COCO2, ammonia)
  • Use of efficient snow cannons at ski hills
  • Installation of an HVAC control system
  • Installation of induction cooktops
  • Installation of solar walls to preheat fresh air
  • Installation of air-conditioning cooling units with a high-efficiency compressor
  • Installation of air-conditioning cooling units with a variable-speed drive on the compressor motor
  • Installation of ENERGY STAR® certified air-conditioners
  • Installation of air-conditioning units with a variable-speed compressor NEW
  • Installation of ENERGY STAR® certified commercial refrigerators or freezers NEW

Industrial buildings

  • Installation of LED fixtures with or without DLC Premium rating
  • Installation of efficient air compressors (max 200 hp)
  • Installation of solar walls to preheat fresh air
  • Installation of variable-frequency drives for pumping processes (max 500 hp)
  • Installation of high-efficiency compressors on a refrigeration system (max 100 T)
  • Installation of variable-frequency drives on refrigeration system components (compressor, condenser ventilation, evaporator fan)

Customized Option

For measures that are not covered by the Simplified Option with the OSE tool, business customers can submit project proposals under the Customized Option.

  • Receive financial assistance of up to 75% of eligible costs for a maximum of $3 million
  • Recoup your costs within a year
  • Savings determined by measuring consumption or by a theoretical calculation.
  • Technical support provided by Hydro‑Québec.

Participate in the Customized Option

Eligibility and document

Eligibility criteria

The project must:

  • be carried out in one or more commercial, institutional or industrial buildings subject to a business rate and located in Québec
  • target one or more buildings that receive their electricity from the Hydro-Québec grid or from an eligible off-grid, municipal or cooperative system
  • target energy efficiency measures
  • qualify for financial assistance of at least $2,500
  • target only new equipment

Reference documents

See the list of municipal and cooperative systems

Municipal and cooperative system [PDF 58 kB - in French only]

See the list of eligible off-grid system customers and calculation of financial assistance

Eligible off-grid system customers and calculation of financial assistance [PDF 66 kB - in French only]

Access the notice of participation for aggregators

Notice of participation – Aggregator* [PDF 706 kB - in French only]

* Document for project aggregators

Inspirational examples

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Frequently asked questions

Why should I participate in the Medium and Large Businesses component?

You could receive financial assistance of up to 75% of eligible costs in order to implement energy efficiency measures. These measures help improve your energy performance and reduce your electricity bill while directly contributing to your company’s profitability.

Who is the Medium and Large Businesses component intended for?

This component is intended for businesses that have one or more commercial, institutional or industrial buildings subject to a business rate and located in Québec. The buildings must receive their electricity from the Hydro‑Québec grid or from an eligible off-grid, municipal or cooperative system. Refer to the Participant’s Guide – Medium and Large Businesses Component [PDF 314 kB - in French only] to learn more about the program requirements.

I am interested in participating in the Medium and Large Businesses component. What do I need to do?

You must first consult the Participant’s Guide – Medium and Large Businesses Component [PDF 314 kB - in French only] to learn about the requirements and the steps to take. You can also rely on an industry professional for support or contact our customer and partner support services at 1 800 463‑9900 or your commercial delegate.

I am an energy efficiency professional. How can I help my customers participate in the program’s Medium and Large Businesses component?

We encourage industry professionals (engineering consulting firms, contractors, companies specializing in energy, etc.) to promote the Efficient Solutions Program with their customers in order to find and implement energy efficiency projects. For more information, visit the Partners and aggregators page.

What is the minimum financial assistance threshold under the Medium and Large Businesses component?

Under the Simplified Option, the financial assistance must be at least $2,500. An aggregator can group several projects together to reach that minimum amount. The Customized Option has different terms and conditions. Refer to the Participant’s Guide – Medium and Large Businesses Component [PDF 314 kB - in French only] for more information.

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Transitional rules

The program terms and conditions were modified on June 15, 2023. As a result, if you took steps to participate in the program before that date, please refer to the transitional rules.

See the transitional rules

Obtain incentive compensation by becoming a business partner or an aggregator.

Become a partner or an aggregator

How can we help you?

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