QUEBEC | Nearly 1000 producers in the greenhouse will benefit from new electricity rates soon, confirmed on Friday that the government Legault.
All producers of greenhouses, of which the consumption is equivalent to 50 kilowatt/hour (kWh) will be able to benefit from a special rate of 5.59 cents per kWh. Previously, this rate was available only to the producers whose power was at least 300 kWh.
The announcement was made Friday by the minister of Energy and natural Resources, Jonatan Julien, her colleague, the minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, André Lamontagne, in the company of the CEO of Hydro-Québec, Sophie Brochu, and the president of the Producers of greenhouses in Québec, André Mousseau.
A request in this regard will be tabled before the Régie de l’énergie, which has the final decision as to whether or not the new rate, but the minister Jonatan Julien said to have confidence that it will be accepted, while emphasizing the independence of the administrative tribunal.
This new tariff would allow producers of greenhouses to save not less than 40 % on their annual cost of energy approximately $ 30,000 on an annual consumption at the price of 75 000 $.
The government Legault has committed to double the area cultivated in the greenhouse in Quebec.