Opt for central heating with electric thermal storage and receive $10,000 in financial assistance from Hydro‑Québec

A winning choice for its financial, technical and environmental benefits

Hydro‑Québec will provide $10,000 of financial assistance for the purchase and installation of a central heating ETS system. This financial assistance should cover the additional cost of installing an ETS system as opposed to a regular system.

Receive an additional $5,000 financial assistance if you install an efficient heat pump at the same time as an Electric Thermal Storage system.

In addition, if you take the further step of signing up for Rate Flex D, the registration period for which is from April 1 to November 20 each year, then you could save approximately $200 to $300, if not more, every year on your electricity bill in comparison with the base rate (Rate D).

  • Simple, proven technology that’s easy to maintain
  • Quieter than a dual‑energy or fuel-oil system
  • Can be used with a heat pump
  • No overheating in the area where the device is located, despite the high temperature of the thermal mass
  • Easy connection to existing ventilation ducts

A central heating ETS system is 100% electric. If it replaces equipment that runs on fossil fuels, it protects the environment and reduces your greenhouse gas emissions, as electricity generated in Québec is 99% clean and renewable.

Flex D dynamic pricing: a further advantage

If you choose to install a central heating ETS system, we recommend signing up for Hydro Québec’s new dynamic rate, Flex D, the registration period for which is from April 1 to November 20 each year. That could lead to major savings on your bill.

During winter:

Outside peak demand events, the price of electricity is below the base rate, which could mean considerable savings for you.

During peak demand events, electricity is billed at a higher rate (50¢/kWh). Since your central heating ETS system automatically turns off its heating elements during these short periods, your overall electricity demand will be greatly reduced.

The rest of the year:

Rate D (the base rate) will apply.

All about Rate Flex D