Every year, electricity rates are set by the Régie de l’énergie du Québec following a rigorous process that includes public hearings.
“Today, there isn’t a country in the world in which the entire population can benefit from electricity prices as low as ours.”
André BolducHistorian and retired Hydro-Québec employee
30 kWhThe portion of daily power consumption that is billed at a lower price and generally used for purposes other than home heating, such as lighting, appliances and water heating.
$3.84a month for an average house. This works out to a 1.6% rate increase, about the same as the rate of inflation.
50%of the average annual electricity bill is attributable to electric heating.
Every year, Hydro-Québec compares Quebecers’ monthly electricity bills with those of residents in 21 major North American cities. According to the latest comparison, $72 of electricity in Québec would cost $295 in New York City.
Cost for a monthly consumption of 1,000 kWh
Save over $40 a year by lowering the heat by 1° over the course of the winter.
Even in stand-by mode, your electronics continue to draw power. Unplug them instead.
By spending one minute less in the shower, you could save up to $50 a year (for a family of four).
Turning off outdoor lights that you usually leave on all night can lower your electricity bill. In fact, three 60-watt bulbs left on all night can add up to $40 in one year.
Warm air leaks and cold air infiltrations account for up to 25% of an average home’s heat losses. Caulk and weatherstrip any drafty windows and doors.
An average household uses 65% of its hot water in the bathroom. Hydro-Québec’s kits of water- and energy-saving products can save you up to $100 a year on your electricity bill.