You could receive financial assistance to implement energy efficiency measures in your company. Regardless of the scope of your projects, the program will meet your needs.

Description

With the Medium and Large Businesses component, you can receive financial assistance to carry out energy efficiency projects in eligible buildings. Hydro‑Québec offers its customers two options.

Simplified Option

The OSE tool helps you quickly assess the amount of financial assistance you could potentially receive for implementing energy efficiency measures.

Customized Option

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

Advantages for medium and large businesses

Receive financial assistance of up to 75% of eligible costs.

Receive support from our experts.

Reduce your electricity bill.

Improve your company’s competitive edge.

Improve your company’s brand image.

List of products that are eligible for financial assistance under the Simplified Option

Institutional buildings

  • Installation of LED light fixtures with DLC rating
  • Installation of geothermal heat pumps
  • Installation of heat pumps in a mixed water loop system
  • Installation of aerothermal heat pumps
  • Installation of a thermal storage unit
  • 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 an induction cooktop
  • 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 EnergyStar certified air-conditioners
  • Installation of an air-conditioning unit with a variable-speed compressor - New

Commercial buildings

  • Installation of LED light fixtures with DLC rating
  • Installation of geothermal heat pumps
  • Installation of aerothermal heat pumps
  • Installation of a thermal storage unit
  • 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 (CO2, ammonia)
  • Use of efficient snow cannons at ski hills
  • Installation of an HVAC control system
  • Installation of an induction cooktop
  • 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 EnergyStar certified air-conditioners
  • Installation of an air-conditioning unit with a variable-speed compressor - New
  • Installation of an ENERGY STAR® certified commercial refrigerator or freezer - New

Industrial buildings

  • Installation of LED light fixtures with DLC rating
  • Installation of efficient air compressors (max 200 hp)
  • Installation of a solar wall to preheat fresh air
  • Installation of variable-frequency drives for pumping processes (max 500 hp)
  • Installation of a high-efficiency compressor on a refrigeration system (max 100 T)
  • Installation of variable-frequency drives on refrigeration system components (compressor, condenser ventilation, evaporator fan)

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.

* For all the eligibility criteria, refer to the Participant’s Guide – Medium and Large Businesses Component [PDF 271 kB - in French only].

OSE calculation tool

More than 200 predefined measures for which the savings and financial assistance are determined in advance.

Calculate* the amount of financial assistance that you could receive using the OSE tool.

A quick and effective tool to:

  • validate the eligibility of the measures you’ve selected
  • assess the amount of financial assistance you may be entitled to receive
  • submit your request for financial assistance

Version 3.1 of OSE effective June 3, 2022

Download the OSE tool
[EXE 13 Mo– in French only]

As of June 3, 2022, participants who submit a project with work starting May 9, 2022, or later, must use version 3.1 of the OSE tool.

*Download the latest version of the software to take advantage of the most recent program updates.

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    Participate in the Customized Option.

    Your project is innovative, complex or custom-built and not covered by the OSE tool? You may still receive financial assistance under our 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

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    Inspirational examples

    Read testimonials from companies that have participated in our programs and see examples of projects to learn more about the potential financial assistance available.

    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 271 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 271 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 industry 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 program with their customers in order to implement energy efficiency projects. All the relevant information is available on 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 271 kB - in French only] for more information.

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    Transitional rules

    The program requirements were modified on May 9, 2022. If you took steps to participate in the program before that date, please refer to the transitional rules.

    Consult transitional rules

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

    Hydro-Québec is looking for partners and project aggregators who would like to participate in its programs and promote them to their customers.

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