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Be part of the answer

Add renewable natural gas (RNG) to your consumption profile and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the Energir network.

RNG, a recognized source of renewable energy

This clean energy is 100% produced from organic waste and concretely reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Switch to green energy by choosing renewable natural gas.

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You could receive a grant for a 5-year commitment to just 5% RNG through our Decarbonization Support Program (DSP)1.

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Renewable natural gas: energy with a future

Reduced GHG emissions

Renewable natural gas (RNG) is a 100% renewable source of natural gas that reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in two ways: First, by replacing fossil fuel with renewable energy, and second, by diverting organic waste that produces methane emissions in landfills.

Value-added waste

Turning table scraps into RNG is easier than you think! Residual organic matter becomes a valuable energy source when transformed into RNG. In addition, the process creates an all-natural fertilizer that can be used on garden beds and farms alike.

Locally produced energy

Did you know that your municipality can produce renewable natural gas using your organic waste? Well, it turns out that it’s a very effective municipal waste management solution..

Organic waste that pays off

Waste with energy to spare: I’ll buy that! RNG production can be an opportunity for municipal governments, farmers and various industries to turn their organic waste into new revenue streams.

Towards carbon neutrality for buildings

As of April 1, 2024, any new connection to Énergir’s grid must be powered by 100% renewable energy:

    • Dual energy electricity-RNG
    • 100% renewable natural gas (RNG)

This proactive initiative is one more step towards decarbonizing the network and reducing our customers’ energy footprint. Above all, it is the next logical step in the efforts needed to slow the growth of new fossil-based natural gas connections in the targeted sectors and accelerate the pace of decarbonizing buildings in Québec.

How is renewable natural gas produced?


Organic waste is collected and transported to a biomethanation plant where it is converted into energy, i.e. renewable natural gas (RNG).

Injection into the network

RNG is injected into the traditional natural gas network. Renewable and traditional natural gas molecules intermingle and are interchangeable.

Purchasing RNG

By purchasing RNG, you reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in Quebec and help drive the development of the RNG sector. Although we can’t guarantee that RNG is supplying your home, a portion of the RNG that flows through the network is attributed to you. And only you can claim that you are improving your carbon footprint with the purchase of this renewable energy.

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Join other committed companies

Every action big and small helps us fight climate change and make a real, tangible impact.

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Society for Arts and Technology

In an effort to promote the use of renewable energy and reduce its carbon footprint, the Society for Arts and Technology has choose to replace 20% of its natural gas consumption with renewable natural gas within two years.

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ADM Aéroports de Montréal

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions has been a priority for ADM Aéroports de Montréal since a few years now. In 2020, the company purchased an initial quantity of renewable natural gas to reduce its carbon footprint.

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Our goals for the future

10% of renewable natural gas in our network by 2030 = a reduction of 1 million tons of GHG

that’s equal to 250,000 fewer cars on the road

We've got answers.

How do I know that I'm actually using renewable natural gas?

Nothing can confirm exactly how much RNG is consumed in your appliances, since RNG and traditional natural gas circulate in the same gas network. The molecules are therefore intermingled. It's the same for the electricity you consume: we can't know which dam or wind turbine the electron that lights our homes comes from.

When you buy RNG, you can be sure that this volume has been purchased by Énergir as part of its supply, replacing the traditional natural gas molecules. Your renewable natural gas purchase volumes are indicated on your detailed invoices under total natural gas consumption. Énergir has its RNG supply and inventory verified by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ).

Why is renewable natural gas considered clean?

Through a process of biomethanation, organic matter (food waste, slurry, manure, wastewater, etc.) is transformed into biogas, which once purified becomes renewable natural gas. 

This product reduces greenhouse gas emissions in two ways: first, by replacing fossil energy with renewable energy, and second, by avoiding methane emissions associated with the disposal of organic waste at landfill sites. 

Renewable natural gas is recognized by Natural Resources Canada as a renewable energy and clean fuel that will help Canada achieve its new net-zero emission targets. In addition, according to the Government of Québec’s Regulation respecting mandatory reporting of certain emissions of contaminants into the atmosphere, greenhouse gas emissions for RNG are very low and comparable to hydroelectricity emissions (0.30 kg CO2-eq/GJ for RNG vs. 0.44 kg CO2-eq/GJ for hydro).

Why is there a difference in cost between natural gas and renewable natural gas?

The cost gap between renewable natural gas (RNG) and traditional natural gas is based on different production processes and costs, and on the availability of inventories in a context of high demand for renewable energy.

As is the case with traditional natural gas, Énergir does not profit from the sale of RNG molecules, and our teams make every effort to ensure it is supplied at the lowest cost to all our customers.

Do I need to modify any of my equipment to use renewable natural gas?

No. You don't need to buy or modify any equipment, because RNG and natural gas are interchangeable. RNG meets our quality standards and can be used for the same purposes as natural gas.

Can I make changes to my consumption of renewable natural gas at any time?

You can request a change to your RNG purchase profile at any time. As a residential customer, to take effect on the 1st of the following month, submit your request no later than the 20th day of the current month. Requests received after the 20th of the month will be processed with the following month's requests. The request is made directly in the Customer Space, specifying the revised consumption percentage and the desired effective date.

Is Énergir doing its part and using renewable natural gas for its own energy needs?

“Énergir has transitioned to renewable natural gas for its various buildings*. Eight regional business offices, the head office, the gas technology school and the LSR plant have been upgraded to 100% RNG. Our next business office in Estrie, currently under construction, will also be 100% GNR.

This choice supports our objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our buildings and is part of achieving decarbonization targets for buildings in Quebec.”

*Buildings owned by Énergir.

1- For customers not subject to the new decision regarding 100% renewable energy connections for new construction.