Québec has embarked on an ambitious transition toward a low-carbon economy. Québec companies have a vital role to play in this, and Hydro-Québec will be beside them every step of the way.

Be part of the transition! Check out our offers.

Want to find out how you can be part of the energy transition without losing your competitive edge? Check out our offers that let you earn cash rewards or a credit for reducing your power demand during winter peaks.

Our demand response offers support your business strategies while making you an energy transition  leader.

How to participate? The choice is yours:

  • Manage your own power demand reduction through a flexible rate option.
  • Let our subsidiary Hilo automate your power reductions for you.

Our two main offers:

Demand Response (DR) Option

The DR Option puts you in line to receive a credit at the end of the winter period. This credit is calculated based on your power reduction during peak demand events, in winter.

Flexible and no contract: you choose how to reduce your electricity use during peak demand events.

You can sign up for this option through your Customer Space or through the large-power customer portal.

Hilo smart energy service

Our subsidiary Hilo offers easy-to-use, reliable technological solutions to automatically manage your power demand during winter peaks.

At the end of the season, participating companies receive cash rewards for every kilowatthour (kWh) curtailed.

Have Hilo carry out a free audit to figure out the best strategies to maximize the curtailment potential of your building and estimate your potential rewards.

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Key advantages

Demand Response (DR) Option

No contractual or equipment requirements.

Choose your own power reduction strategies for peak demand events.

Hilo smart energy service

Let Hilo define and automate your power reduction strategies during peak demand events through its Hilo Challenges, in collaboration with your building manager.

How it works

Demand Response (DR) Option

  1. Get a notice by email before every peak demand event.
  2. Choose your own power reduction strategies: reduce your power demand, shift your electricity use or use another energy source. You can program these strategies in your current systems.
  3. Receive a credit on your bill after the end of the winter period.

Hilo smart energy service

  1. Get a notice by email the day before a challenge. You don’t have to do a thing.
  2. Track the energy performance of your buildings and view your rewards thanks to the online tracker.
  3. Receive a cash reward after the end of the winter period.

Credits and rewards

Demand Response (DR) Option

Credits of between $46.17 and $66.69 per kW of effective interruptible power provided the average reduction is at least 15 kW.

Hilo smart energy service

Cash rewards of $0.50 per kWh saved during Hilo Challenges.

Eligible rates

Demand Response (DR) Option

DP, DM, G, G9, M and LG

Hilo smart energy service

DM, M, G9 and G

Calculating potential savings

Demand Response (DR) Option

Use our online tool to calculate the amount of the credit that could be applied to your bill at the end of winter.

Estimate my company’s potential credit.

Hilo smart energy service

Let Hilo perform a free audit to determine the best strategies and maximize your building’s load shaving potential along with the rewards you stand to gain.

Check your building’s eligibility.

Equipment needed

Demand Response (DR) Option

None

Hilo smart energy service

Buildings must have a centralized control system compatible with Hilo’s technology.

Investment required to participate

Demand Response (DR) Option

None

Hilo smart energy service

Hilo will subsidize a portion of the installation and programming costs. Remaining project costs will be financed by the rewards over a five-year period.

Commitment

Demand Response (DR) Option

None

Hilo smart energy service

A five-year contract with our subsidiary Hilo.

More information

Other rate offerings

Are you a Rate L customer? The Interruptible Electricity Option might be of interest to you.

Want to see what other offers may be advantageous for you? See our rates, options and conditions.

How can we help you?

Have any questions? Call or email us.

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