There are two ways to look at your question, depending on whether you are talking about your own personal situation, or whether you are asking about the overall consumption of Quebecers.
With respect to your personal situation, you can find the answer to your question by using our tool to compare two bills if you think a bill is higher than the preceding one or than the one for the same period last year. To really compare two bills, you need to look at the average amount of electricity consumed per day, not the total consumption.
Other than the outdoor temperature, various factors can influence your electricity bill, in particular your living habits, the size of your household and your use of electric devices and appliances. On our Energy Wise Web site, you can find tips to save electricity and reduce your bill.
If you want more information to better understand your bill, you can call our customer services at 1-888-385-7252.
From a Québec-wide perspective, residential customers have used 14% less electricity on average than during the same period in 2014-2015. However, it is important to be cautious and avoid drawing conclusions from a few months taken in isolation. The exceptionally mild recent temperatures offset the exceptionally cold temperatures in January, February and March 2015 so that overall, climate change had little effect on 2015. For 2016, we must wait until the end of the year before being able to accurately assess the impact of the warmer weather of the past few months.