What is Hilo?
Hilo is a subsidiary of Hydro-Québec that offers smart energy services for your home including plugs, thermostats, and much more. Hilo clients can also earn cash rewards by taking part in challenges that optimize their energy use.
Take part in the project
If you want to be one of the first users of the beta solution for smart water heaters, available in limited quantities for $0 in the winter of 2022, you must first register on Hilo’s website and meet the eligibility criteria.
The devices that will be installed in the coming months (March 2022 at the earliest) may be included in the Hilo challenges for 2022-2023 and will enable Hilo clients to increase the rewards they earn.
A HydroSolution water heater is a smart choice!
in order to make it smart. Please note that only HydroSolution’s 60-gallon models are eligible for this program. You should then check if you meet Hilo’s eligibility criteria.
This smart water heater technology was developed at the Institut de recherche d’Hydro-Québec (IREQ) and allows users to reduce the risk of legionellosis. This is the only smart solution for water heaters with a pause function that complies with public health requirements.
Hilo clients will be able to give their consent so that their smart water heaters are remotely turned off during peak periods in the winter. The large volume of water contained in the water tank will remain hot for several hours, thereby ensuring the comfort of clients. Once the challenge has ended, the water heater will be turned on again and operate as normal.