Structure of Rate D with Winter Credit Option

The Winter Credit Option is added to your base rate, Rate D.

Structure of Rate D

  • System access charge for each day in the consumption period 42.238¢
  • Price applicable to energy consumed up to 40 kWh times the number of days in the consumption period (1st tier) 6.319¢/kWh
  • Price applicable to remaining energy consumed (2nd tier) 9.749¢/kWh

Structure of Winter Credit Option

Rates in effect April 1, 2022. This table does not replace the Electricity Rates document in any way whatsoever.

Understanding rates

Rates generally have three main components that reflect the actual costs incurred to provide electricity service.

System access charge

Amount you pay for service. At Rate D, it is expressed in cents per day.


You are billed for the amount of energy you actually use.

Power demand

“Power demand” is not considered in Rate D with Winter Credit Option.

Electricity rates may also include other components

Credit for medium- or high-voltage supply

Hydro‑Québec grants a supply credit of 0.2504¢ per kilowatthour to Rate D customers to whom it supplies electricity at 5 kilovolts or higher.

The domestic rates, like the other rates, assume that electricity will be supplied at low voltage. Customers who have equipment to step down the voltage of the electricity they are supplied, or who use electricity at medium or high voltage, represent reduced costs for Hydro‑Québec. In return, they are granted a monthly credit.

Have you received an email invitation?

Compare the various offerings in your Customer Space to find out how much you could save and to sign up for the Winter Credit Option or Rate Flex D

Didn’t receive an email invitation?

To provide optimum support to customers, dynamic pricing is being rolled out gradually. Between now and November 20, 2021, certain customers will receive an email invitation to sign up. They will be given the option of choosing one of the two dynamic rate offerings or sticking with their current rate.

For winter 2021–2022, enrollments will be limited to a maximum of 150,000 residential and farm customers.

More information

To find out more about the Winter Credit Option for Rate D customers, see Section 8 of Chapter 2 of the Electricity Rates [PDF 2.35 MB].