Off-peak electric vehicule charging

Off-peak electric vehicule charging

Status : In progress


Incite Electric vehicule drivers to charge their vehicles outside of peak periods.


To relieve pressure on the grid and use energy more efficiently, Hydro Québec is looking for ways to encourage EV charging outside of peak consumption periods (6 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 8 p.m.), mainly in winter.

Anticipated benefits

  • Better management of system load during peak periods, mainly in winter
  • More efficient energy use during peak periods, particularly during cold spells

Solutions explored

  • Exploring the potential of more stimulating forms of user compensation
  • Educating customers on optimal charging periods to reduce pressure on the grid
  • Devices for programming charging


We’d like to thank all those who took part in this project

Hydro-Québec teams:

  • Energy technology lab (LTE)
  • Grid of the future
  • Marketing & customer experience
  • Rates and regulatory affairs