Hilo Challenges

Challenges that help you save while helping the planet

Hilo challenges help you save. During the colder months, we suggest up to 30 reduction challenges. If you agree to take them on, you get a cash reward. It’s easy: accept Hilo’s automatic prompts and get a reward for each kilowatthour (kWh) that you don’t use.

Hilo challenges help you save. During the colder months, we suggest up to 30 reduction challenges. If you agree to take them on, you get a cash reward. It’s easy: accept Hilo’s automatic prompts and get a reward for each kilowatthour (kWh) that you don’t use.

Why take on the Hilo challenges?

Reduce greenhouse gases

Reduce greenhouse gases

When you consume less energy at home during peak periods, you help us lower our energy imports from outside Québec (which are often less clean than our own). This small gesture can help lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Earn cash rewards

Earn cash rewards

The less energy you consume during the challenges, the more cash rewards you’ll earn: up to $90 per year. It’s a save-save situation.

Preheating phase

Before the set challenge time, the temperature will go up to ensure an optimal level of comfort in your home. You can program some or all of your thermostats to preheat or you can decide not to preheat at all. It’s your call!

Reduction phase

The temperature in your home will go down during the challenge. You can program some or all of your thermostats to drop to a lower temperature.

Recovery phase

The temperature in your home will gradually return to its normal level all on its own. Challenge met? Your reward awaits.

You’ll get an alert before a challenge

Hilo alerts you before each new challenge to give you the time to get ready. During the colder months (from December 1 to March 31), the challenges take place during the week from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and at the end of the day from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Choose your mode of participation

Before each Hilo challenge, you can select your mode of participation: moderate or intrepid. In moderate mode, the temperature will go up by 1.5°C during the preheating phase and will drop by 3°C during the reduction phase. In intrepid mode, the temperature will go up by 2°C during the preheating phase and will drop by 4°C during the reduction phase. Moderate or intrepid, it’s your call!

Earn rewards

It’s simple: the less energy you consume during a challenge, the more cash you get back.

We'll take care of everything and you'll be able to track your challenges with the Hilo mobile app.

Give us your opinion

Did you complete the Hilo challenge without a hitch? Did you get cold? We want to know everything. By sharing your comfort level, your satisfaction with the challenge and your experience as a whole, you'll help us continue improving.