We do offer rate options to support greenhouse growers in Québec!
In 2013, after discussions with industry representatives, we implemented two measures to provide better support these customers:
Additional Electricity Option (OEA) for photosynthetic lighting. In exchange for a lower rate, customers may have their power supply for greenhouse lighting interrupted for a few hours a day during cold snaps.
Dual-energy rate for the heating needs of eligible farms equipped with a dual-energy system. This is a preferential rate that is generally lower, except during cold snaps.
These measures allow greenhouse growers to save on their electricity bills by an average 40%, which translates into annual savings of approximately $60,000 for facilities with an output of 600 kW, and $320,000 for facilities with an output of 3,000 kW.
We are aware that greenhouse growing is an evolving industry, and we will continuously pursue our collaboration with representatives from the sector.
To learn more about how these measures can benefit you, we encourage you to contact our business customer services.