The roles of partners and aggregators

Receive incentive compensation when you support companies in their energy efficiency projects. Scroll to the bottom of the page for examples of eligible companies and organizations (specialized contactors, engineering consulting firms, etc.).

Partners

Partners support customer businesses throughout the process and fill out the required documents. Partners may receive incentive compensation based on the scope of the projects.

Aggregators

Aggregators present Hydro-Québec with projects involving one or more buildings owned, operated, occupied or being built by their customers. Aggregators receive financial assistance directly at the end of each project and may also earn incentive compensation.

So many benefits

  • Increased business footprint
  • Competitive edge
  • Recognition as an energy efficiency leader
  • Compensation for supporting your customers in their energy efficiency projects
Calculating your compensation
Payment of financial assistance Eligibility threshold for financial assistance
Small businesses
Up to 10% for all projects carried out* Minimum $50,000 in total*
Medium and large businesse
Simplified option
Up to 5% for all projects carried out* Minimum $200,000 in total
Medium and large businesses
Customized option
1¢/kWh saved Maximum $50,000 per project*
Calculating your compensation
empty Small businesses Medium and large businesses
Simplified option
Medium and large businesses
Customized option
Payment of financial assistance Up to 10% for all projects carried out* Up to 5% for all projects carried out* 1¢/kWh saved
Eligibility threshold for financial assistance Minimum $50,000 in total* Minimum $200,000 in total* Maximum $50,000 per project**

*For the period from January 1 to December 31.
**The project must generate at least 100,000 kWh/year in actual eligible energy savings. See the participant’s guides for further details.

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Ready to support your customers in their energy efficiency projects?

Small businesses

Get up to 10% of the financial assistance granted

Learn more about the program

Medium and large businesses

Get up to 5% of the financial assistance granted

Learn more about the program

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Frequently asked questions

What businesses and organizations can act as partners or aggregators?

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

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

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

As a project aggregator or partner, you’re helping business customers participate in the program. You’re 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.

How can we help you?

Have any questions? Call or email us.

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