Efficient Solutions Program
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.
Advantages of an energy analysis
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:
Following Hydro‑Québec’s approval of the energy analysis:
40% of total eligible costs,
up to a maximum of $20,000.
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 analysisReceive up to $50,000
Eligible buildings must be:
- located in Québec.
- used for commercial, institutional or industrial activities.
- supplied by Hydro‑Québec’s system or by an eligible off-grid, municipal or cooperative system.
For all the program requirements, refer to the Participant’s Guide – Energy Analysis Component [in French only].
Participant’s Guide – Energy Analysis Component [in French only]
- Conditions and undertakings [PDF 122 kB - In French only]
- Municipal and cooperative systems [PDF 58 kB - In French only]
- Eligible off-grid systems and calculation of financial assistance [PDF 66 kB - In French only]
- Notice of participation – Aggregator* [PDF 706 kB - In French only]
*Document for project aggregators [in French only]
Read testimonials from companies that have participated in our programs and see examples of projects to learn more about the potential financial assistance available.
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 161 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 161 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 aggregators page.
Would you like information on the other components of the Efficient Solutions Program?
Discover the Small Businesses Component
Discover the Medium and Large Businesses Component
Obtain incentive compensation by becoming a business partner or an aggregator.Become a partner or an aggregator
How can we help you?
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