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, an average of $166 per year. It’s easy: accept Hilo’s automatic prompts and get a reward for each kilowatthour (kWh) that you don’t use.
* This estimate is 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.
A Hilo challenge is an invitation to reduce the set temperature of your thermostats. Hilo challenges are held during the cold weather season, a high demand period. They are scheduled between 4 a.m. and 11 a.m. or between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m., or even during both periods.
In a typical Quebec winter, you can expect about 30 Hilo challenges. The more you participate in, the more rewards you’ll earn! For every challenge, you decide the terms of your participation – bold or moderate mode, with or without preheating – according to your preferences. Bold participation mode reduces the setpoint temperature of your thermostats more significantly than moderate mode, but the potential rewards are more generous. You can also program a preheating period in certain rooms for added comfort.
It’s easy! You’re automatically signed up to participate in all the Hilo challenges for which you will receive notifications. Of course, you always stay in control of your thermostats and can choose not to participate in a challenge.
2021-2022 Hilo Challenges
The Hilo movement is on a roll. All winter long, our customers accepted Hilo challenges and accumulated rewards, helping to power Quebec's energy transition. The results speak for themselves!