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Hydro-Quebec launches smart brand, Hilo


November 4, 2019
By Kavita Sabharwal-Chomiuk
Hilo

Hydro-Quebec is launching Hilo, a brand of personalized products and services that aim to help customers manage their energy use more efficiently and intelligently.

Starting next year, Hilo will offer smart home products and services that will allow customers to manage their energy use. Following that, the range of products and services will gradually expand to include energy services for companies, electric mobility products, smart storage and solar self-generation.

“Collectively, we can make a difference by reducing our electricity use, thus freeing up kilowatt hours to power the Quebec economy and increase our exports to other North American markets,” said Eric Martel, president and CEO of Hydro-Quebec.

Hilo’s products and services will use the knowledge of various Quebec-based leaders, including Hydro-Quebec’s research institute, IREQ and other companies.

More details on Hilo’s initial products and services will be released in the coming months.

Hydro-Quebec has appointed Sebastien Fournier as Hilo’s president and CEO. Previously, Fournier has served as manager for various large telecommunications companies, and was most recently president and general manager of 8D Technologies.