Follow-up on the RNG file at the Régie de l'énergie
On March 20, 2019, the Quebec government issued a regulation on the minimum amount of renewable natural gas (RNG) to be delivered by a gas distributor. The minimum requirement is set at 1% of total volumes distributed for the 2020–2021 year, and will gradually increase to 5% by 2025.
With the intention of meeting the regulatory obligation beginning in 2020, Énergir is working closely with the Régie de l energy to be able to sell RNG to as many interested customers as possible. In relation to this, hearings were held at the Régie de l'énergie from January 14 to 20, 2020. Following the hearings, the terms of the RNG supply contracts that Énergir intends to enter into with suppliers will be determined.
Please be assured that we will keep you informed of the outcome of this effort, and of subsequent efforts that address, among other things, the pricing strategy and obligations arising from the regulation over the longer term.
Improvements to the recommissioning grant
Since November 7, 2019, the terms and conditions of the program for recommissioning existing mechanical systems in buildings (RCx) have been modified to provide increased financial assistance, allowing us to support you even more with your projects.
Key changes to remember:
- Up to $100,000 in grants (compared with $54,000 previously), and still covering up to 50% of eligible costs;
- Removal of grant caps by phase, allowing for greater flexibility in the payment of grants at each phase of your project;
- Opportunity to obtain grants for additional follow-up
Check out your new Participant's Guide for full details. To answer any questions you may have about these changes, feel free to contact your Énergir advisor.
Natural gas generator: Is it for you?
If you have a diesel-fuelled generator in one of your buildings, you can replace it with a natural gas generator. By making the change, you can enjoy several benefits:
- Reduction in your energy costs (up to 50% cheaper compared to a diesel generator)
- Reduction in GHG emissions by up to 20% compared with diesel
- Simplified supply management due to the absence of a tank, which ensures you a continuous supply and reduction in the risk of spills
Discuss these benefits with your advisor and see if this solution is right for your needs!