Rate DT has two prices that apply depending on the outdoor temperature.
Most of the time, the price is lower than that of the rate D; however, during cold periods, when the temperature is below or equal to -12 C or -15 C, depending on where you live, the price is higher. Savings from dual-energy go down during certain times of winter.
Even if the cost of electricity under Rate DT is higher than under Rate D at these points, Rate DT remains globally advantageous on an annual basis for virtually all customers that subscribe to it.
To maximize your savings under Rate DT, it is important that, in periods of extreme cold, you use oil to heat your home, but also that you limit your use of non-essential electric appliances, so you’ll avoid, as much as possible, being billed at the higher Rate DT price. For more information about Rate DT, go to www.hydroquebec.com/rate-dt. You can also contact our customer services at 1 888 385-7252. A representative can help you decide whether Rate DT remains the best option for you.