MONTREAL, Aug. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Hydro-Québec Distribution filed a rate
proposal yesterday with the Régie de l'énergie that would maintain its
current electricity rates for the years 2011-2012.
This rate proposal, which covers the period from April 1, 2011, to March
31, 2012, testifies to Hydro-Québec Distribution's commitment to provide
high-quality customer service and to its flexible approach to energy
supply, while it continues to improve efficiency.
Hearings on this rate proposal will be held by the Régie over the coming
months. The Régie is the body mandated by law to set electricity rates
The low increase in costs related to electricity distribution and
customer service is the result of Hydro-Québec Distribution's efforts to
improve its operational performance.
Hydro-Québec Distribution will invest $333 million in its Energy
Efficiency Plan, which is expected to generate 805 GWh in additional
energy savings for the 2011-2012 rate year.
Hydro-Québec Distribution reiterates its commitment to low-income
customers. In 2011, $27.7 million will be allocated to meet their
particular needs. This amount includes $15.3 million for energy
efficiency measures for these customers, of which $7 million will go to
a new refrigerator replacement program launched in 2010.
In 2011, the Distributor plants to invest $869 million to meet the
growth in the number of customer accounts, to maintain its assets, and
to improve service quality.
For further information: For further information:
Hydro-Québec Distribution's rate proposal is available on the Régie de l'énergie's Web site http://www.regie-energie.qc.ca (in French only).
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