The smart home with rewards

Get Hilo to maximize your savings!

With Hilo, your participation in peak demand events is automatic, and you optimize your energy consumption on a daily basis. You could receive rewards averaging $166 per winter, plus save up to 15% on your annual bill.

Until September 18, get a $150 discount on all smart home bundles!


*For a limited time. Some conditions apply.


150$ off - Get Hilo to maximize your savings!

  • Save up to 15% on your electricity bill

  • Hilo challenges give you cash rewards

  • Turnkey installation included

*Average customer who commits to and participates in 30 Hilo challenges each winter using the Intrepid setting. The amount a customer saves on their electricity bill, as well as their Hilo rewards, may be lower or higher based on several variables, including the number of thermostats, the features of their home, their habits, and weather conditions. Hilo does not guarantee any rewards or energy savings.

How do I join Hilo?

If you are subscribed to the Winter Credit Option

You first need to unsubscribe and switch to Rate D in your Customer Space in order to join Hilo. Please allow 24 hours for the change to take effect.

If you subscribe to the Flex D rate

Please contact Hydro-Québec’s customer service, which will explain the procedure for joining Hilo.

Taking advantage of this special price, now that’s smart!

The Starter kit


To benefit from the Hilo smart home, you need the Starter kit. It includes the hub, which links all your connected devices and allows them to participate in Hilo challenges, plus two smart plug-in switches.

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Heating solution


Getting a Hilo smart thermostat pays off! They’re programmable and can even be managed remotely with the Hilo app. Plus, it can help you reduce your energy consumption by up to 15%.

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Complementary products


Add connected products you can program to light up every day and create a personalized ambience.

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Certain conditions apply. Taxes are additional.

1. Offers are subject to change at any time without notice from Hilo.

2. To take advantage of the Hilo smart home service and its offers, the participant must satisfy the following conditions:
(i)  commit to participating in Hilo challenges for a period of three (3) years;
(ii)  be a Hydro-Québec customer who is a holder, co-holder or mandatary of a Rate D (basic) contract for residential use, such as a tenant or owner of a residence where the Hilo smart home service will be installed;
(iii)  own connected devices acquired from Hilo, or devices that are compatible with and approved by Hilo; and
(iv)  own a smart mobile device onto which the Hilo mobile application can be downloaded and used (visit the website for details on compatible devices).

Note: The aforementioned device is not included in the Hilo smart home service. Standard text and data fees apply to all notifications and to remote access via the Internet or a mobile network.

3. To take advantage of the Hilo smart home service and its offers, the participant must ensure their residence satisfies the following conditions:

(i)  be equipped with a Hydro-Québec smart meter;
(ii)  be equipped with electrical installations that comply at all times with electrical standards and applicable laws currently in effect;
(iii)  have a high-speed Internet connection, a wireless network (such as Zigbee, Wi-Fi or others) and a free, functional Ethernet port on a modem or router;
(iv)  be a single-family, semi-detached or row house-type home, or be located in a building of two or more units; and
(v)  be located in a city where the Hilo smart home service is offered (visit the website for details).

4. A Hilo offer may be accompanied by a credit. In such a case, this credit corresponds to the difference between (a) the total amount of the sale price of connected devices and the hub (if applicable) and (b) the amount invoiced to the participant (before any discount is applied, if applicable). In cases where the agreement is terminated, if there is a credit balance in the participant’s account, this balance becomes immediately due and payable by the participant. The credit balance is calculated on a pro-rata basis and covers the portion of the thirty-six (36) month contract that remained unfulfilled starting on the day the credit, or a portion of the credit, was added to the participant’s account. In such a case, the amount of the credit balance to be paid by the participant will be increased by an amount equivalent to the sales taxes. If this Agreement is terminated, the Credit balance will become immediately due and payable by the Participant on the effective date of termination.

5. For more details on the Hilo smart home terms of use, please refer to the Participant Agreement.


** Estimated amount calculated based on the type of home and the average number of thermostats selected in the savings calculator questionnaire. This estimate is also based on the winter season of December 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022, for a participant who participates in an average of thirty (30) Hilo Challenges per winter season, with a three-year commitment, in bold participation mode. Hilo rewards could be lower or higher depending on several variables, including the exact number of thermostats, housing characteristics, participation rate and weather. As such, Hilo cannot guarantee that the participant will receive any rewards.

Estimate your savings

With Hilo, you could save big.

Hilo allows you to optimize your energy consumption without sacrificing on comfort. The only difference you’ll see? A lower electricity bill.


When are the rewards paid out?

The rewards you earn will be given to you via Interac transfer once the challenge season is over. You will receive an email confirming the total amount of your rewards and detailed instructions on how to securely accept the transfer using a secret answer. Within 5 business days, you will receive a second email from which you can accept the transfer and deposit your rewards to the account of your choice.

Make sure you write the secret answer correctly. After three failed attempts, the transfer will be canceled. We will make a new transfer within 5 business days.

What devices are compatible with the Hilo app?

To access the Hilo solution, you absolutely must have Hilo thermostats. Otherwise, any connected devices (switches, wall outlets, bulbs, etc.) that operate using the ZigBee protocol will be compatible with our solution and can be among the devices controlled through our application. That said, note that these devices will be excluded from Hilo challenges and will not be covered by our customer service guarantees.

What is a Hilo challenge?

Hilo challenges occur during peak consumption periods between December 1 and March 31 at a rate of up to 30 times per winter period. For the challenges, Hilo invites participants to lower the set temperature of their thermostats. The way challenges work is simple: If you participate automatically in all the Hilo challenges, there are no adjustments you need to make—we’ll send you a notification about the challenge the preceding day and that’s it! All that’s left is for you to limit your energy consumption during the challenge so you can earn the maximum cash reward. For more information about challenges, please see: here

How do I earn rewards?

Hilo challenges pay! During the cold weather season, we offer up to 30 energy reduction challenges. If you succeed, you’ll earn a cash reward. The reward calculation is simple: Accept the automatic actions suggested by Hilo and earn a reward for every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of energy you do not consume. So the less energy you consume, the more you earn. For more information on how the calculation is made, visit: here

What does signing up for Hilo involve?

Signing up for Hilo means accepting to participate in and succeed at your reduction challenges for 3 winters. Signing up also allows you to:

  • benefit from a smart home bundle at a low price, in addition to connected devices offered as a bonus, which you own starting on day 1 of your commitment
  • control all of your connected devices at the touch of a button using our mobile application
  • learn about your home’s energy consumption depending on the time of day and day of the week
  • receive cash rewards for participating in our challenges (where you can earn an average of $166 per year)
  • save up to 15% on your electricity bill
What is the return on my investment?

Year after year, you will continue to save energy and earn cash rewards. This means that after one or two years, depending on the size of your bundle, your equipment will be paid for and you’ll continue to earn savings and rewards.

For example, if you have a Medium Home bundle for a detached house, we estimate the average potential reward to be $166 per year. $166 multiplied by 3 years (which is the length of your commitment) equals $498. This doesn’t include your annual savings on your electricity bill, which can be as high as 15%. With all this in mind and given that the price of our Medium Home bundle is $399,99, a return on your initial investment can be expected before the end of your 3-year agreement!

Estimate the annual amount of your energy savings and potential Hilo rewards here: here