Take advantage of an offer adapted to small businesses and receive advantageous financial assistance.

Many benefits

  • Offers adapted to small businesses
  • Financial assistance of up to 90% of eligible costs
  • Lower electricity bill
  • Increased competitiveness
  • Boost for your company’s brand image

Financial assistance and recurring savings make heat pumps a cost‑effective choice

Choose heat pumps for your buildings and you could receive financial assistance covering up to 90%* of eligible purchase and installation costs. Download the OSE tool to calculate the amount and send in your application.

Why choose a heat pump?

*The amounts were increased on June 15, 2023.

Calculate the financial assistance you could obtain to implement your projects

The Efficient Solution’s OSE calculation tool makes it easy to calculate financial assistance related to 200 measures and then submit your request.

Get the OSE calculation tool

Institutional buildings

  • Installation of LED fixtures with or without DLC Premium rating
  • Installation of geothermal heat pumps
  • Installation of heat pumps in a mixed water loop system
  • Installation of aerothermal heat pumps
  • Installation of a thermal storage unit
  • Improvements to the thermal envelope (walls, roof, windows)
  • Drain water heat recovery
  • Recovery of heat from air and pool enclosures
  • Recovery of heat from air vents
  • Recovery of heat discharged by refrigeration systems (arena, curling rink)
  • Installation of variable-frequency drives (range hood, HVAC system, pump motor, fan motor)
  • Improvements to the efficiency of an arena or curling rink ice refrigeration system (CO2, ammonia)
  • Installation of an HVAC control system
  • Installation of induction cooktops
  • Installation of solar panels to preheat domestic hot water
  • Installation of a solar wall to preheat fresh air
  • Installation of air-conditioning cooling units with a high-efficiency compressor
  • Installation of air-conditioning cooling units with a variable-speed drive on the compressor motor
  • Installation of ENERGY STAR® certified air-conditioners
  • Installation of air-conditioning units with a variable-speed compressor NEW

Commercial buildings

  • Installation of LED fixtures with or without DLC Premium rating
  • Installation of geothermal heat pumps
  • Installation of aerothermal heat pumps
  • Installation of thermal storage units
  • Improvements to the thermal envelope (walls, roof, windows)
  • Drain water heat recovery
  • Recovery of heat from air vents
  • Recovery of heat discharged by a refrigeration system in refrigerated display cases and cold-storage rooms (grocery stores)
  • Installation of variable-frequency drives (range hood, HVAC system, pump motor, fan motor)
  • Improvements to the efficiency of a refrigeration system in refrigerated display cases and cold-storage rooms for grocery stores (CO2, ammonia)
  • Use of efficient snow cannons at ski hills
  • Installation of an HVAC control system
  • Installation of induction cooktops
  • Installation of a solar wall to preheat fresh air
  • Installation of air-conditioning cooling units with a high-efficiency compressor
  • Installation of air-conditioning cooling units with a variable-speed drive on the compressor motor
  • Installation of ENERGY STAR® certified air-conditioners
  • Installation of air-conditioning units with a variable-speed compressor NEW
  • Installation of ENERGY STAR® certified commercial refrigerators or freezers NEW

Industrial buildings

  • Installation of LED fixtures with or without DLC Premium rating
  • Installation of efficient air compressors (max 200 hp)
  • Installation of a solar wall to preheat fresh air
  • Installation of variable-frequency drives for pumping processes (max 500 hp)
  • Installation of a high-efficiency compressor on a refrigeration system (max 100 T)
  • Installation of variable-frequency drives on refrigeration system components (compressor, condenser fan, evaporator fan)

Eligibility and documentation

Eligibility criteria

The project must:

  • be carried out in one or more commercial, institutional or industrial buildings subject to Rate G and located in Québec
  • target one or more buildings that receive electricity from the Hydro-Québec grid or an eligible off-grid, municipal or cooperative system
  • target energy efficiency measures predefined in the OSE tool
  • qualify for financial assistance of at least $1,000
  • target only new equipment

Reference documents

See the list of municipal and cooperative system

Municipal and cooperative systems [PDF 58 kB - in French only]

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 aggregators

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Frequently asked questions

Why should I participate in the Small Businesses component?

As a small business, you will benefit from measures that are tailored to your reality and from additional financial assistance of up to 90% of eligible costs as well as a reduced eligibility threshold of $1,000. This will help you lower your electricity bill and improve your competitive edge.

Why is the Small Businesses component different from the Medium and Large Businesses component?

The Small Businesses component provides additional financial assistance and a reduced eligibility threshold for small businesses subject to Rate G, which differentiates it from the Medium and Large Businesses component.

Who is the Small Businesses component intended for?

This component is intended for companies that are subject to Rate G and that have one or more commercial, institutional or industrial buildings located in Québec and that receive their electricity from the Hydro‑Québec grid or from an eligible off-grid, municipal or cooperative system. Refer to the Participant’s Guide – Small Businesses Component [PDF 146 kB - in French only] to learn more about the program requirements.

I would like to participate in the Small Businesses component. What do I need to do?

First, consult the Participant’s Guide – Small Businesses Component [PDF 146 kB - in French only] to learn about the requirements and the steps to take. You can also look to engineering consulting services or an industry professional for support or contact our customer and partner support services at 1 800 ENERGIE (1 800 363-7443).

I am an energy efficiency professional. How can I help my customers participate in the Small Businesses component?

We encourage industry professionals (engineering consulting firms, contractors, companies specializing in energy, etc.) to promote the Efficient Solutions Program with their customers in order to find and implement energy efficiency projects. For more information, see the Participant’s Guide – Small Businesses Component [PDF 146 kB - in French only]

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Transitional rules

The program terms and conditions were modified on June 15, 2023. As a result, if you took steps to participate in the program before that date, please refer to the transitional rules.

See transitional rules

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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