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Programs and financial assistance

The following are main programs offered by the ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles and its partners. Various types of financial assistance are available through these programs.

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Title Sector Agency Energy


Get financial assistance to test the feasibility, acceptability and cost-effectiveness of new business approaches, power-demand management or proven energy-saving technologies. To be eligible, projects must meet the following criteria:
  • Demonstrate or test a new technology, new approach or new application of an existing technology
  • Offer potential for significant energy savings or power-demand management

Technological Innovation, Institutional, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal Hydro-Québec Electricity, Emerging Energy Sources

Buildings Program

The Buildings Program offers financial assistance to implement energy efficiency measures while carrying out projects in commercial or institutional buildings.
Commercial, Institutional, Municipal Hydro-Québec Electricity

Combo System

The combo system heats all rooms and provides hot water to combine your comfort needs. It is called a combo because the water heater is combined with a fan coil unit that heats the air. This program applies exclusively to Gaz Métro’s residential customers for single family homes (including detached homes, townhouses, row houses, duplexes and triplexes, or buildings with four apartments or more).

Residential Gaz Métro Natural Gas

Condensing boiler

The purpose of this program is to save on the consumption of natural gas. It is aimed at commercial and institutional clients who are looking to buy or to rent a condensing boiler with an efficiency rating of 90% or better. All Gazifère commercial and institutional clients are eligible.
Commercial, Institutional, Municipal Gazifère Natural Gas

Condensing boilers

This program is focused on heating technologies and procedures that offer an energy efficiency rating of more than 90%. The program is for existing buildings as well as new construction, and is of interest to both current and new clients.
Institutional, Industrial, Municipal, Commercial Gaz Métro Natural Gas

Condensing unit heater

This program aims to replace unit heaters with units whose energy performance rating is higher than the current standard of 80%, i.e. an AFUE rating of 90%. The program ir for current and new Gaz Métro clients.

Commercial, Institutional, Commercial, Industrial Gaz Métro Natural Gas

Condensing Unit Heater

Gazifère offers financial support for the purchase of a condensing unit heater with an efficiency rating of 90% or higher. The financial assistance offered by Gazifère is $800, reducing the cost differential between a condensing unit heater and basic equipment.
Institutional, Commercial, Municipal Gazifère Natural Gas

Condensing water heaters

The program encourages clients to buy and install condensing water heaters with an energy efficiency rating of more than 90%. It is aimed at both existing buildings and new construction, and is of interest to both current and new clients.
Institutional, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal Gaz Métro Natural Gas

Drain water heat recovery unit

A rebate of $2 per cubic metre of natural gas saved is planned as part of the program for the purchase and installation of a drain water heat recovery unit. Durable, practical and maintenance-free, a drain water heat recovery unit is recommended for homes in which showering represents a significant portion of the hot water consumption, or the existing water heater has difficulty in keeping up with demand. It is intended for housing cooperatives and community organizations.
Social community Gazifère Natural Gas

Drive Electric Program

The Drive Electric Program offers a purchase/lease rebate for individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and Québec municipalities that want to acquire an eligible vehicle. In 2014 the rebate amount ranges from $4,000 to $8,000 for all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. 
Under this program, anyone who has purchased or leased an electric vehicle can also apply for financial assistance for the purchase and installation of a 240 volt charging station at their home. 
Institutional, Commercial, Municipal, Transport Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles Electricity, Gasoline, Diesel

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