The first criterion for adoption is financial. Fuel is one of the biggest expenses for a carrier.
Olivier Sylvestre, Director of Development Natural Gas Transport, EBI
Charts comparing annual fuel costs1 for a garbage truck that consumes an average of 96.5 liters of diesel per 100 km. Based on an annual mileage of 40,000 kilometers. The natural gas costs represent a compressed natural gas engine (CNG).
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. The offer begins on February 17, 2020, and ends on May 22, 2020. 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 by May 22, 2020. 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.