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. The rebates are applicable to businesses located on the Énergir gas network and equipped with central heating appliances, provided that they do not have a heat pump or dual-energy heating system. The amount of financial assistance is based on expected natural gas consumption, the type of appliance to be installed and the total amount of the investment. The 15% total corresponds to a potential customer who installs a natural gas warm-air furnace with a capacity of 10,000 m3. The rebates are subject to credit approval and eligibility for the natural gas Consumption Rebate Program and the Energy Efficiency Program. The terms and conditions of the program and the amounts of financial assistance are subject to change without notice. A five-year natural gas supply contract is required. Other conditions may apply. The financial assistance will only be paid once the natural gas appliance(s) is(are) installed. 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.

2. The rebates are applicable to businesses located on the Énergir gas network and equipped with oil-fired central heating appliances, provided that they do not have a heat pump or dual-energy heating system and that the expected new natural gas appliance consumption is at least of 3,600m3 of natural gas. Other conditions may apply. The terms and conditions of the program and the amounts of financial assistance are subject to change without notice. To benefit from this grant, you must sign a contract with Énergir or an Énergir Natural Gas Certified Partner first.

1-2: The cost to switch to natural gas includes a basic connection charge of $300. An additional cost may apply if an extension to the natural gas network is needed, plus an additional contribution based on the expected consumption of natural gas. 

3. According to the prices in effect from November 1, 2019 to October 31, 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.