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Why should I reduce my electricity consumption in peak periods?

Hilo challenges aim to reduce overall customer demand for electricity during peak periods, when demand is especially high. You get rewards for meeting the challenge: The more you participate, the more rewards you’ll earn.

And that’s not all! When you take up a Hilo challenge, you’ll be helping to reduce the upward pressure on electricity rates for all Quebecers!

How? In Québec, demand for electricity is highest in winter. By reducing your consumption in peak periods, you’ll curb the increase in demand. Hydro-Québec can then avoid or defer additional costs related to:

  • purchasing power at higher prices from neighboring systems
  • installing new equipment in existing generating stations
  • building new facilities to generate electricity