The Government of Quebec is reinforcing several key energy transition measures by extending both its Master Plan for Energy Transition, Innovation and Efficiency until 2026 and its Plan for a Green Economy.
More than ever, energy transition must remain a central element in the service of citizens and businesses. Helping citizens and businesses reduce their energy costs and GHG emissions will ensure a sustainable energy future for Quebec.
That is the mission given to the energy transition sector of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources as of November 1, 2020, when the activities and resources of Transition énergétique Québec were integrated with those of the Ministry.
After the resounding success of the extraordinary enhancements to the energy transition programs from May to December 2020, the Quebec government du Québec continues to improve its programs so as to better meet customer expectations, basing its interventions on market transformation efforts in various sectors. Several new features to encourage the participation of commercial, industrial and institutional clients came into effect on January 1, 2021:
- Bioénergies: Formerly called Residual Forest Biomass, the program has expanded its criteria and changed its name to include a greater diversity of bio-energy. The percentage of eligible expenses used to calculate financial assistance has been increased from 50% to 75% for the implementation phase.
- ÉcoPerformance: The eligibility criteria for the program have been expanded, and the percentage of eligible expenses used to calculate financial assistance increased in several areas. Two measures have been added to the initial phase for recommended implementation projects in order to facilitate the participation of commercial, institutional and industrial clients: replacing heating systems (previously financed by the Chauffez vert program) and electrifying greenhouses.
- Transportez vert: Financial assistance has been increased for supporting activities and for the new features of the expanded program.
For more details visit transitionenergetique.gouv.qc.ca.