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Choose renewable natural gas 

Add renewable natural gas (RNG) to your purchasing profile and take part in Québec's decarbonization by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

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The advantages of renewable natural gas

For you

Same equipment
No modification to your equipment is needed to purchase RNG.

Flexible purchasing
From 1% to 100%, you choose the percentage of RNG you wish to purchase. You can easily modify it from your Customer Space.

Easy registration
You can make a purchase request directly in the Customer Space in just a few clicks.

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Recovers waste
Instead of sending waste to a landfill, for example, it is used to create renewable energy.

Reduces GHGs
Renewable natural gas replaces a fossil fuel with renewable energy.

Stimulates the economy
Increased demand for RNG supports the development of production projects and promotes economic spin-offs, including here in Québec.

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Where does RNG come from? 

Learn more about where renewable natural gas comes from and some local producers.

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Understand your RNG purchase

When you buy RNG, you're taking part in Quebec'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.

Investing in a more sustainable future

At Énergir, we want to accelerate the development of locally produced renewable natural gas. Here are just a few of the anticipated benefits over the next few years in Québec alone:

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Add RNG to your profile 

Determine the RNG purchase percentage to add to your profile, from 1% to 100%. Discover the purchasing steps, including how to simulate the impact of different RNG percentages based on your personal consumption. 

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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).

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.

How do I buy RNG?

You can make a purchase request directly in the Customer Space in just a few clicks. Your Customer Space allows you to compare the impact of different RNG percentages based on your personal consumption. You can automatically see the anticipated additional monthly cost, as well as the avoided GHG emissions associated with your purchase.

*Approximate value. Calculations based on annual projections for active producers in Quebec beginning injection by December 2024.

**Approximate value. Calculations based on the emission factors used in the Règlement sur la déclaration obligatoire de certaines émissions de contaminants dans l’atmosphère (RDOCECA) Qc.30.

***Approximate value. Calculations based on the Facteurs d’émission et de conversion of the Ministère de l’Environnement, de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs (MELCCFP) and on the Passenger Transportation Explanatory Variables’ table from Natural Resources Canada (2020).