Collective Energy
Responsible energy use

Banking on smart homes

We want to be comfortable at home. And if we feel comfortable while also using less energy, that’s even better! One way to achieve this is to live in smaller homes that use less energy. But if we have the choice, more Quebecers would rather live in smart homes and manage our energy use through an app.

Responsible energy use

Banking on smart homes

We want to be comfortable at home. And if we feel comfortable while also using less energy, that’s even better! One way to achieve this is to live in smaller homes that use less energy. But if we have the choice, more Quebecers would rather live in smart homes and manage our energy use through an app.

This is now possible with the Hilo smart home service.


When you opt for Hilo, you can reduce your annual energy use by up to 15%. It’s also a great way to use less energy and help speed up the energy transition.

A Hydro-Québec initiative

Saving energy when it counts

Hilo is an accessible smart home service that helps you optimize your energy use and find ways to save throughout your home using connected devices.


When you participate in a Hilo challenge during peak demand for electricity, you’ll receive a cash reward for each kilowatthour not consumed. The goal? To create a virtual power plant that runs on the energy savings achieved by all the participants during the challenges. The energy released in this way can be used for other purposes such as transportation electrification, which is expanding in Québec.

A Hydro-Québec initiative

Tools to help you use energy more wisely

Hilo provides a variety of connected devices—thermostats, smart plugs, switches, etc.—that help you manage your electricity use more efficiently. And it couldn’t be simpler, thanks to an easy-to-use mobile app.


To save even more energy, other products will soon be added to the services offered by Hilo: smart solutions for water heaters and electric vehicles, thermostats for underfloor heating and central heating, etc.

More tools and initiatives to support Québec’s energy future

The Hilo calculator

By helping you use energy wisely, Hilo helps you lower your electricity bill and receive cash rewards. To estimate your savings and rewards, and to know which Hilo kit is right for you, just answer three questions.

Estimate your savings