Dynamic pricing programs

Dynamic pricing programs

During the heating season, all users consume energy at the same time, causing peak periods. These periods can occur from Monday to Friday between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

To spread energy demand, some power utilities have created dynamic pricing programs. These programs encourage users to reduce their energy consumption during peak hours and result in significant savings.

Among these, Hydro-Québec has launched two dynamic pricing programs available for the winter period (December 1 to March 31). Here are the details of the two programs:

Rate Flex D

Participants in Rate Flex D can take advantage of a reduced rate on their energy consumption during regular hours and a higher rate (53.526¢/kWh) during peak hours.

Winter Credit Option

Rate D with winter credit option participants pay electricity at the base rate and can receive a credit of 53.526¢ for every kilowatthour less consumed during peak hours (based on usual consumption).

To make significant savings, you must have joined one of the programs and make sure to use only the electricity needed during peak periods.


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