If you were offered a business solution to lower your electricity bill and contribute to the collective effort to support the energy transition, would you seize the opportunity? Here in Québec, our winters put offers like that within reach! Learn more about winter peaks and how they can drive savings for your company.
Why take action?
When you reduce your electricity use in winter, we all win.
Collectively, when we consume less energy, we’re helping to limit electricity imports, which helps keep rates as low as possible. We’re also supporting the electrification of several economic sectors without having to build new energy generation and transmission infrastructure.
The individuals and businesses that shift their consumption outside peak periods by enrolling in energy efficiency offers save money, too. There are a number of tools for business customers who want to do their part:
- The Demand Response Offer provides a credit to companies that reduce their electricity use during winter peaks.
- The Interruptible Electricity Options offer credits to customers who lower their electricity consumption when requested by Hydro-Québec.
Three rewarding solutions for businesses committed to fighting climate change and limiting the need to turn to non-renewable energy sources!
Some local companies are already participating in the collective effort. Last winter, the Convivio food co-op, which operates three IGA supermarkets in the greater city of Québec area, earned a credit of nearly $70,000 on its electricity bill with the DR Offer and the support of Hydro-Québec and power management specialists every step of the way.
When we all do our part
In winter 2021–2022, business customers reduced their electricity use by 1,213 MW during peak periods—nearly the equivalent of the output of Jean-Lesage generating station!
With the electrification of numerous sectors, including transportation, demand will continue to rise over the next few years. By reducing their electricity consumption, businesses play a key role in accelerating the energy transition.