Nature of the project

Existing installation


A supermarket parent company decides to implement various energy efficiency measures at four of its Québec franchises, which will be tailored to each building.

The project aggregator is responsible for:

  • installing Premium LED lighting products
  • installing CO2, compressors with 20-t and 80-t loads
  • installing heat recovery systems for the compressors

Activity sector


financial assistance $131,080 

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 on project Franchise 1 Franchise 2 Franchise 3 Franchise 4
Premium LED lighting (high-bay fixtures) Yes
CO2 compressor – 20-t load under low temperatures Yes
CO2 compressor – 80-t load under average temperatures Yes
Compressor heat recovery system Yes
Financial assistance* $56,390 $40,710 $24,830 $9,150
Total financial assistance for the project $131,080
*Figures are rounded.

Benefit of the new financial assistance plan

  • Increase of $12,160: 10% more than under the previous plan

Benefits of the measures and program

  • LED light fixtures
    • Guaranteed energy efficiency of LED fixtures qualified by DesignLights Consortium
    • Reduction in electricity consumption for lighting, up to 55% over market comparables for DLC Premium luminaires with occupancy sensors
    • 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)
  • Compressors with heat recovery
    • Reduced electricity use
    • The heat recovered can heat large amounts of water and meet most space heating needs
    • Natural cooling
  • Easy to estimate financial assistance with the OSE tool [EXE 13 MB - in French only].

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    • be implemented in at least one eligible building
    • target measures designed to improve the energy efficiency of a building, a plant, a piece of equipment, a process or a system

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