Additional Electricity Option for Photosynthetic Lighting or Space Heating to Raise Crops
Rate option structure
This option applies in addition to base rate D, DP, DM, G, M, G9 or LG.
The price of additional electricity, which covers both power and energy, is as follows:
Price of additional electricity consumed outside of unauthorized periods:
Rates D, DP and DM:Cannot be lower
Rates G, M and G9:Cannot be lower
Rate LG:Cannot be lower
Price of additional electricity consumed during unauthorized periods55.345¢/kWh
Prices applicable to reference powerDemand charge plus the energy prices
under the base rate
Depending on load management requirements and power system availability, Hydro‑Québec reserves the right to prohibit consumption of additional electricity on two hours’ notice. Any additional electricity consumed during unauthorized periods will be charged at the higher rate specified above.
Calculation of billing amount
The calculation is made according to your monthly consumption data, measured and recorded by your meter and based on average values for 15-minute blocks. Consumption that exceeds the reference power is billed at the applicable price for additional electricity. The reference power and the rest of the energy are billed at the prices and conditions in effect for the base rate, i.e., Rate D, DP, DM, G, M, G9 or LG.
If you have questions about this rate option or would like to sign up, please fill in the form below so that a member of our specialized team can get in touch with you. Normally, you can expect a response within two business days. You can also contact our business customer services at 1 800 463‑9900.Fill in the form
To learn more about the rate option for raising crops, refer to the section of the Electricity Rates that applies to your service contract:
- Rate D, DP or DM contract: Section 7 of Chapter 2 [PDF 4.75 MB]
- Rate G contract: Section 5 of Chapter 3 [PDF 4.75 MB]
- Rate M or Rate G9 contract: Section 7 of Chapter 4 [PDF 4.75 MB]
- Rate LG contract: Section 3 of Chapter 6 [PDF 4.75 MB]