Become a leader in energy efficiency. You could receive incentive compensation by helping companies participate in the Efficient Solutions Program. You will be playing a leading role in your company’s development while shaping the society that our future generations will inherit.

A partner’s role

A partner accompanies their customer throughout the process and fills out any required documentation. Partners may receive incentive compensation based on the scope of the projects.

An aggregator’s role

A project aggregator presents Hydro-Québec with a project involving one or more buildings that their customer owns, operates, occupies or is building. Aggregators receive the financial assistance directly at the end of each project and may receive incentive compensation.

Program description

The Efficient Solutions Program is designed to assist eligible businesses in implementing energy efficiency projects. By helping businesses participate in the program, partners and project aggregators are contributing to the sound management of our collective resource and to the development of the companies they work for.

Small Businesses component

  • Partners and project aggregators receive incentive compensation up to 10% of the financial assistance awarded for all the projects carried out during a one-year period.
  • All eligible projects on which the aggregator or partner collaborated must total at least $50,000 in financial assistance for the period from January 1 to December 31. 
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Medium and Large Businesses component

Simplified Option

  • Partners and project aggregators receive incentive compensation up to 5% of the financial assistance awarded for each building included in the project(s) carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Medium and Large Businesses component.
  • All projects on which the aggregator or partner collaborated must total at least $200,000 in financial assistance for the period from January 1 to December 31.

Customized Option

  • Partners and project aggregators receive incentive compensation of 1¢ per eligible kWh saved up to a maximum of $50,000 for each project carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Medium and Large Businesses component.
  • A project must generate at least 100,000 kWh/year in actual eligible energy savings.
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Advantages for Partners and Project Aggregators

Dramatically increase your business footprint. Position your company as a leader in green energy.

Improve your competitive edge. Help your customers take advantage of great offers.

Be an energy efficiency leader. Support the transition to clean energy that is more than 99% renewable.

Eligible businesses and organizations

Any business or organization located in Québec is eligible, including:

  • Specialized contractors
  • Equipment distributors
  • Engineering consulting firms
  • Energy efficiency services companies
  • Customer associations
  • Members of one of these groups

Frequently asked questions

Why should I act as an Efficient Solutions Program aggregator or partner?

As a project aggregator or partner, you are helping business customers participate in the program. You are also developing your company and playing a leading role in the energy transition. You can also receive incentive compensation or financial assistance.

What is the difference between an aggregator and a partner?

A partner guides the customer through the Efficient Solutions Program and receives incentive compensation but does not receive the financial assistance. An aggregator is a type of participant who submits the project(s) on behalf of their customers and is entitled to receive incentive compensation in addition to directly receiving the financial assistance.

When will I receive the incentive compensation?

Under the Small Businesses component and the Medium and Large Businesses component’s Simplified Option, the compensation is paid twice a year provided the eligibility thresholds are met.

Under the Medium and Large Businesses component’s Customized Option, the compensation is paid as soon as the project is finished.

Refer to the Participant’s Guide – Small Businesses Component [PDF 161 kB - In French only] and the Participant’s Guide – Medium and Large Businesses Component [PDF 274 kB - in French only] for more information.

How can I get more information about the program?

You can contact our customer and partner support services at 1 800 463-9900.

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How can we help you?

Have any questions? Call or email us.

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