Lower costs today while increasing capacity

Lower your energy costs by choosing natural gas. Natural gas systems provide power on demand, allowing you to adjust temperatures with great precision in order to better meet your production needs. The result? Productivity gains, as well as improved quality of finished products. Moreover, natural gas is less expensive than fuel oil or electricity.

We save approximately $100,000 annually by using natural gas, an amount we can reinvest into our plant’s  productivity. We have also improved our track record on greenhouse gas emissions since we chose natural gas over fuel oil.

Luc Boivin, General manager of Fromagerie Boivin

Chart comparing annual energy costs1 equivalent to 1,316,953 m3 (100% processes).

Natural gas appliances for processing and transformation

Several natural gas appliances are available for industrial production. See the list of the most common equipment for an agricultural building and discover grants that are associated with it.

Case study

Several plants have decided to choose natural gas as an energy source to reduce their energy costs and reinvest the money saved to improve their competitiveness.

Fromagerie Boivin

La Fromagerie Boivin si a family owned company founded in 1993 that produces some of Quebecers' most favourite cheeses. Following an analysis of the customer's needs, Gaz Métro estimated that the potential from converting to natural gas could ultimately lead to savings of $100,000 a year.

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1 According to the prices in effect from March 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020. 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.

* Certain conditions apply. Grant amounts will vary, depending on the equipment installed and the building’s characteristics. Only buildings within proximity of the natural gas network are eligible for the grant. . To benefit from the grant, you must submit a signed contract for the distribution and sale of natural gas to the contractor in charge of the work or to the Énergir representative. Grants will only be paid once the natural gas equipment is installed. A five-year natural gas supply contract is required. 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. Grant amounts must not exceed eligible expenses. Program conditions and grant amounts may also be subject to change without prior notice.