Nature of the project

Existing installation

Project description

Québec-based electrical contractors (i.e., master electricians) selling and installing LED lighting products featured on the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) list or product distributors selling these products.

The project involves installing Premium LED light fixtures with occupancy sensors in two schools and with adaptive controls in a superstore, as well as a high-bay version in a supermarket.

Area of activity

Multiple areas of activity are targeted:

  • Educational institutions (such as public or private high schools, colleges or universities)
  • Retail superstores
  • Supermarkets

financial assistance $46,590

Benefits of being a project aggregator

  • Represent customers who, because of their business or simply a lack of time or resources, would not otherwise have access to the Efficient Solutions Program.
  • Receive financial support directly. Then, you will have an opportunity to:
    • Improve your competitive advantage by simplifying your customers’ lives.
    • Affirm your role as an actor of the energy transition.
    • Increase your customers’ competitiveness by helping them choose energy-efficient equipment and maximize the profitability of their projects.

New : Additional financial aid may be available for audits designed to identify new opportunities.

Project details

Measures implemented Financial assistance
38 LED fixtures (20,000 lumens) featured on the DLC list with occupancy detector (maximum assistance of $34 per fixture) $1,295
500 LED fixtures (6,000 lumens) featured on the DLC list with occupancy detector (maximum assistance of $10.50 per fixture) $5,265
225 LED fixtures (20,000 lumens) featured on the DLC list with adaptive control** (maximum assistance of $137.25 per fixture) $30,880
100 high-bay LED fixtures (20,000 lumens) featured on the DLC list (maximum assistance of $91.50 per fixture) $9,150
Total $46,590*
*Figures are rounded.
**You’ll receive an extra 30% when you install occupancy sensors. Hydro-Québec will provide $46,590 in financial assistance to the electrical contractor or product distributor, which will then divide this amount among its customers based on its business arrangements with them.

Benefit of the new financial assistance plan

  • Increase of $8,075: 21% more than under the previous plan

Benefits of the measures and program

  • Guaranteed energy efficiency of LED fixtures qualified by DesignLights Consortium
  • Up to 80% less electricity used for lighting
  • Lighting adjusted to meet needs thanks to adaptive controls
  • Major reduction in maintenance costs related to lighting thanks to longer service life of LED fixtures
  • Better lighting quality and look of rooms (lighting color, uniformity and level)
  • Easy to estimate financial assistance with the OSE tool [EXE 13 MB - in French only].

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