Ensure quality and comfort while meeting budget requirements
Power your municipal buildings with a reliable source of energy that will help you comply with the environmental standards you strive to meet. Not only is natural gas equipment safe and high performing, it also provides a rapid return on investment.
The transportation sector accounts for 42.5% of greenhouse gas emissions. All municipalities that operate a vehicle fleet on their territory contribute to this statistic. Running vehicles on natural gas will help reduce their environmental impact and lower their fuel costs, one of the biggest expenditure items for any municipality.
Chart comparing annual energy costs1 equivalent to 41,500 m3 (85% heating, 15% processes).
Natural gas is definitely an improvement on electricity in terms of comfort, energy efficiency and savings.
The most commonly used appliances in municipalities
Get more information about equipment that can make all the difference in your administrative and municipal facilities and your vehicle fleet operations.
Several municipalities have decided to choose natural gas as an energy source to reduce their energy costs and reinvest the money saved to improve the quality of life of its residents.
City of Québec
Heating large spaces can often involve a great deal of energy loss. When building the Parc Chauveau indoor soccer complex, the goal was clear—ensure efficient heating and ventilation, excellent air quality, and especially a comfortable environment for the players, without overheating them.
Grants available for your municipality
Take advantage of Énergir grants to convert your buildings to natural gas.
1. The rebates are applicable to businesses located on the Énergir gas network and equipped with central heating appliances, provided that they do not have a heat pump or dual-energy heating system. The amount of financial assistance is based on expected natural gas consumption, the type of appliance to be installed and the total amount of the investment. The 15% total corresponds to a potential customer who installs a natural gas warm-air furnace with a capacity of 10,000 m3. The rebates are subject to credit approval and eligibility for the natural gas Consumption Rebate Program and the Energy Efficiency Program. The terms and conditions of the program and the amounts of financial assistance are subject to change without notice. A five-year natural gas supply contract is required. Other conditions may apply. The financial assistance will only be paid once the natural gas appliance(s) is(are) installed. The eligibility criteria are listed in the Consumption Rebate Program guide approved by the Régie de l’énergie, a copy of which may be obtained on request.
2. The rebates are applicable to businesses located on the Énergir gas network and equipped with oil-fired central heating appliances, provided that they do not have a heat pump or dual-energy heating system and that the expected new natural gas appliance consumption is at least of 3,600m3 of natural gas. Other conditions may apply. The terms and conditions of the program and the amounts of financial assistance are subject to change without notice. To benefit from this grant, you must sign a contract with Énergir or an Énergir Natural Gas Certified Partner first.
1-2: The cost to switch to natural gas includes a basic connection charge of $300. An additional cost may apply if an extension to the natural gas network is needed, plus an additional contribution based on the expected consumption of natural gas.
3. According to the prices in effect from July 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022. Based on Énergir rates and those of Hydro-Québec approved by the Régie de l’énergie; takes into account base electric consumption and rack price of oil with 2% sulfur including, in particular, transport, distribution and CATS.