Since the nationalization of electricity, all residential customers pay the same rate, regardless of where they live in Québec, which was not the case before nationalization. Our residential customers pay the lowest rates in North America, thanks to our hydroelectricity, a clean and renewable source of energy, and the heritage pool.
The heritage pool consists of a volume of electricity that meets about 90% of Québec customer needs. Hydro-Québec reserves this electricity to ensure a reduced rate for Quebecers.
In addition, Hydro-Québec maintains its commitment to limit its rate increase to inflation 2016-2017.