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Energy Transition Master Plan

Québec’s Energy Transition, Innovation and Efficiency Master Plan, including its guidelines, objectives and targets, is extended until March 31, 2026.


Over 90% of the planned actions for 2020-2021 have been implemented by the various contributors. Read more...

The Québec 2018-2023 Energy Transition, Innovation and Efficiency Master Plan was prepared in cooperation with various stakeholders and drew on recognized best practices to meet the government’s expectations. It is based on a careful examination of the issues faced by those societies already in the midst of the energy transition as well as an in-depth analysis of the situation in Québec.


  • Improve the average energy efficiency of Québec society by 1% per year
  • Reduce total petroleum product consumption by at least 5% compared to the 2013 level

To achieve this, it will take…

  • A collective effort by all actors
  • 225 measures over five years
  • More than $6 billion in investments
  • 15 roadmaps to reach the objectives by 2030

Vision 2030

By pursuing its energy transition with ingenuity and responsible behaviour, Québec will reach its goal of meeting the vast majority of its needs with renewable energy in 2030 and be able to provide green energy solutions to other regions of the world that seek them. In doing so, it will also meet the objectives of decarbonizing its economy.

General guidelines for action

  • Recognize energy efficiency as a priority energy source
  • Reduce Québec’s dependence on petroleum products
  • Provide strong support for innovation in the energy sector
  • Develop the full potential of renewable energies
  • Strengthen the governance and accountability of the government
  • Support economic development

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Effective features

  • Flexible, impactful regulation
  • Leveraged, diversified funding
  • Support for innovation, development and knowledge sharing
  • Actions to raise awareness, promote and educate
  • A structured and improved range of services
  • Stronger governance and vision


The 2020-2021 fiscal year was a defining year for the Master Plan. Indeed, more than 90% of the measures planned for 2020-2021 have been implemented by the various contributors.

Since the launch of the Master Plan in 2018, 184 of the 225 measures included in it have been completed or are in progress. By the end of the third year of implementation of the Plan, departments, agencies and energy distributors will have achieved an 82% progress rate.

In addition, the adoption of energy efficiency and conversion programs and measures involves behavioural changes and investment spending by participants. Thus, for the 2012-2020 period, these programs helped reduce energy expenditures by approximately $380M and increase investments in more efficient technologies and solutions by $160M.

Refer to the Master Plan section of the 2020-2021 MERN Annual Management Report (in French only) for more information on:

  • The status of implementation
  • The detailed performance results
  • The socio-economic impacts of the energy transition

You can also consult the status of each measure:

État d’avancement des mesures du Plan directeur 

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