Receive financial assistance to conduct an energy analysis and find potential projects involving the efficient use of electricity. Even better, you’ll also receive financial assistance to implement your projects.

Many benefits

  • Get up to $50,000 in financial support to conduct an energy analysis on buildings, equipment or processes.
  • Find projects that will help you reduce your electricity consumption and costs.
  • Receive support from Hydro‑Québec experts.

Calculate the financial assistance

The total eligible costs, including the costs of labor (in-house or outside), are taken into account if they respect the requirements of the Energy Analysis component. The financial assistance is paid by Hydro‑Québec according to the following rules:

First installment

Following Hydro‑Québec’s approval of the energy analysis:


40% of total eligible costs,
up to a maximum of $20,000.

Second installment

Following the installation of one or more energy efficiency measures included in the energy analysis:

60% of total eligible costs,
up to a maximum of $30,000.

Perform an energy analysis

Receive up to $50,000

Eligibility and documentation

Eligibility criteria

Eligible buildings must be:

  • located in Québec
  • used for commercial, institutional or industrial activities
  • be supplied by Hydro‑Québec’s system or by an eligible off-grid, municipal or cooperative system

Reference documents

See the list of municipal and cooperative systems

Municipal and cooperative systems [PDF 58 kB]

See the list of off-grid systems whose customers are eligible and the calculation of financial assistance

Eligible off-grid systems and calculation of financial assistance [PDF 66 kB - in French only]

Access the notice of participation for aggregators

Notice of participation – Aggregator* [PDF 706 kB - in French only]

* Document for project aggregator

Inspirational examples

Energy efficiency is key for companies in all sectors that want to stand out and improve their performance.

Commercial sector

Industrial sector

Institutional sector

See examples

Read the testimonial of business customers who took part in our programs

Frequently asked questions

What are the advantages of an energy analysis?

With an energy analysis, you can target potential projects involving the efficient use of electricity, demonstrate their feasibility and profitability and obtain financial assistance to help implement them. Once the energy analysis has been carried out, you could receive financial assistance to implement your selected measures. You will also receive support from Hydro‑Québec experts.

I would like to participate in the Energy Analysis component. What do I need to do?

You must first consult the Participant’s Guide – Energy Analysis Component [PDF 137 kB - In French only] to learn about the requirements and the steps to take. You can also rely on engineering consulting services or an industry professional for support, or contact us for more information.

Who is the Energy Analysis component intended for?

The Energy Analysis component is intended for businesses located in Québec that have one or more buildings used for commercial, institutional or industrial activities and that receive their electricity from the Hydro‑Québec grid or from an eligible off-grid, municipal or cooperative system. Please refer to the Participant’s Guide – Energy Analysis Component [PDF 137 kB - In French only] for a complete list of the requirements.

How can I get more information?

Simply contact our customer and partner support services at 1 800 463-9900 for assistance. You can also call on an industry professional, who will be able to guide you through the process.

I am an energy efficiency professional. How can I help my customers participate in the program’s Energy Analysis component?

We encourage industry professionals (engineering consulting firms, contractors, companies specializing in energy, etc.) to promote the program with their customers in order to find and implement energy efficiency projects. For more information, visit the Partners and Project aggregators page.

Would you like information on the other components of the Efficient Solutions Program?

Discover the Small Businesses Component


Get up to 90% of eligible costs in financial support

Discover the Medium and Large Businesses Component

Get up to 75% of eligible costs in financial support

Obtain incentive compensation by becoming a business partner or an aggregator.

Become a partner or an aggregator

How can we help you?

Have any questions? Call or email us.

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