Joliette (mainly known as the Ville de Joliette in French) is a small, but vibrant city 50 kilometres northeast of Montréal, with a population of approximately 20,000 people. Joliette’s economy relies heavily on the manufacturing and services sectors, including some of the largest gravel manufacturers in Québec.
The natural gas market in Joliette is deregulated, whereas electricity is provided by the local utility, Hydro-Joliette, and its rates are regulated by the Régie de l’énergie.
Below, you can find out how to search for the best natural gas providers and their rates in Joliette, as well as a detailed explanation of how the electricity market works in the city.
Natural gas in Joliette
Énergir is the natural gas distributor in Joliette, meaning that your natural gas will be delivered and billed by the company. However, that doesn’t mean you don’t have the freedom to choose your natural gas provider.
Énergir delivers and connects you to your natural gas supplier, as well as owns most gas lines in Québec, but you still can select who is going to supply your home or commercial facility with natural gas in the province.
If you want to know more about your natural gas options in Joliette, go to EnergyRates.ca or fill in your postal code in the form above. The website allows you to compare natural gas suppliers and their rates based on your area. The tool lists all the major natural gas retailers in Québec, and enables business, commercial and industrial customers to get a free custom quote based on their energy usage.
Some of the competitive natural gas suppliers in Joliette and/or Québec include, but are not limited to:
Electricity in Joliette and Hydro-Joliette
Hydro-Joliette is a member of the Association of Redistributors of Electricity of Québec (AREQ — Association des redistributeurs d’électricité du Québec). In other words, the local electricity company buys power from Hydro-Québec and redistributes to its customers in Joliette.
All of the rates charged by Hydro-Joliette are approved by the Régie de l’énergie, meaning that the Hydro-Joliette rates and Hydro-Québec’s are the same. Also, Hydro-Joliette customers have access to all of the energy efficiency programs offered by Hydro-Québec, except for the Home Diagnostic.
Hydro-Joliette was created in 1889. Since then, the utility company has provided street lighting and power for homes and businesses. Nowadays, Hydro-Joliette serves approximately 7,700 homes and 1,100 commercial customers. As to street lighting, the utility powers more than 2,700 light poles across Joliette.