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Switching to RNG is easy!

Add RNG to your purchasing profile according to your needs and objectives. You have to options:


Flexible purchasing     or      Purchase commitment with grant

Understand your RNG purchase

When you buy RNG, you're taking part in Québec's collective movement to reduce GHG emissions by replacing a fossil fuel with renewable energy. Find out more about the RNG purchasing and distribution process.

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When you buy RNG, you're doing your bit for the planet by helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Your purchase directly replaces a fossil fuel with a renewable energy source.

In North America, RNG circulates in the same network as traditional natural gas. The molecules of renewable and conventional natural gas travel together and are completely interchangeable. So it's impossible to differentiate what's actually going to the appliances.

Energir certifies that your purchase is included in the overall volumes purchased from RNG producers. All this renewable natural gas actually replaces the same amount of fossil energy. This process is even verified by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec.

Your RNG purchase is real, and clearly itemized on your bill. You contribute directly to the collective movement to migrate from fossil fuels to more renewable energy.

Together, we can make a difference in the face of the decarbonization challenge.

Flexible purchasing

Add 1% to 100% RNG to your purchasing profile right in your Customer Space. You can adjust the RNG percentage according to your objectives and needs.

How to choose the right percentage

Use your Customer Space to estimate how different RNG purchase percentages will affect your personal consumption, with no obligation to you.

Here’s a quick guide to incorporating RNG into your purchases.

01.  Customer Space

Log in to the Customer Space. If you don't have an account, choose the "Create my account" option. 


Customer Space 

02.  Open the RNG Space

On the home page, click on 'Open the Renewable Natural Gas Space'. If you have more than one account, select the one you want first.

03.  Create a request

Click the "Create" option next to the relevant address.

04.  Compare percentages

Enter different percentages in "Conversion ratio" and compare the impact on your monthly bill and on the environment.

05.  Confirm your purchase

Enter the desired percentage and start date.

For a commitment of 5 years or more, please contact us to confirm your purchase as you may be eligible for a grant.

Good to know

You can easily change your percentage at any time, right in your Customer Space.

Purchase commitment with grant¹

Commit to purchasing a percentage of RNG for a specific period. This ensures that you have priority access to the volumes of RNG available in inventory each year.

Get in on the Decarbonization Incentive Program (DIP)

By signing a firm five-year agreement for a minimum purchase of 5% RNG, you could receive a grant that rewards the equivalent of one year of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions avoided through this agreement.²

The grant of up to $15,000 per building, depending on the RNG percentage you choose, will help you limit the financial impact of this transition to more RNG.

How to commit to purchasing RNG

Contact your Énergir representative to determine your RNG purchase percentage and sign the agreement.


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What does RNG costs?

The price for 2023 is 72,457 ¢/m3 (19,12 $/GJ).

The annual RNG supply rate is set annually as part of the Rate Case filed each year with Régie de l’énergie.

Note that your RNG purchase exempts you from the cap-and-trade system (PEMS) fees and socialization fees charged to customers who do not purchase the regulatory injection target of at least 2% RNG.


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Consumption profiles

Adding RNG to your purchasing profile can be a smart way to quickly improve the carbon footprint of your business or building.

Small warehouse (1,500 m³)

Small warehouse (1,500 m³)

Retail business (5,000 m³)

Retail business (5,000 m³)

Elementary school (50,000 m³)

Elementary school (50,000 m³)

High school (331,000 m³)

High school (331,000 m³)

By choosing to add 5% RNG to your purchasing profile, you avoid the emission of 0.14 tonne of GHG per year and contribute to the decarbonization targets set by the Quebec government.

By choosing to add 5% RNG to your purchasing profile, you avoid the emission of 0.5 tonne of GHG per year and contribute to the decarbonization targets set by the Québec government.

By choosing to add 5% RNG to your purchasing profile, you avoid the emission of 4.8 tonnes of GHG per year and contribute to the decarbonization targets set by the Québec government.

By choosing to add 5% RNG to your purchasing profile, you avoid the emission of 31.6 tonnes of GHG per year and contribute to the decarbonization targets set by the Quebec government.

Small warehouse (1,500 m³)

Small warehouse (1,500 m³)

By choosing to add 5% RNG to your purchasing profile, you avoid the emission of 0.14 tonne of GHG per year and contribute to the decarbonization targets set by the Quebec government.

Retail business (5,000 m³)

Retail business (5,000 m³)

By choosing to add 5% RNG to your purchasing profile, you avoid the emission of 0.5 tonne of GHG per year and contribute to the decarbonization targets set by the Québec government.

Elementary school (50,000 m³)

Elementary school (50,000 m³)

By choosing to add 5% RNG to your purchasing profile, you avoid the emission of 4.8 tonnes of GHG per year and contribute to the decarbonization targets set by the Québec government.

High school (331,000 m³)

High school (331,000 m³)

By choosing to add 5% RNG to your purchasing profile, you avoid the emission of 31.6 tonnes of GHG per year and contribute to the decarbonization targets set by the Quebec government.

Questions?

We've got answers.

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 renewable natural gas purchasing profile at any time. As a customer, for an effective date of the first of the following month, submit your request no later than the 20th of the current month. Requests received after the 20th of the month will be processed with the following month’s requests. Request a change right in your Customer Space, specifying the revised purchase percentage and 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.

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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

1- Under certain conditions, you may be eligible for a grant under the Decarbonization Incentive Program (DIP). Contact your sales representative to find out more.

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

*Values are approximate. Calculations are based on emission factors set out in the Regulation respecting mandatory reporting of certain emissions of contaminants into the atmosphere and subject to Protocol QC.30.

*Values are approximate. Calculations are based on the emission and conversion factors from Ministère de l’Environnement, de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs (MELCCFP) and the Passenger Transportation Explanatory Variables table from Natural Resources Canada (2020).

***Based on the heating and domestic hot water consumption of a small business or a 10-unit multi-unit dwelling (approximately 1,000 m²), at the current rate.