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Five things to know about renewable natural gas

 

Five things to know about renewable natural gas

RNG is the term we use when referring to renewable natural gas, a source of energy recently introduced in the Quebec market and now offered by Gazifère here in the Outaouais. RNG is natural gas derived from organic waste (biomass) from farms, forests, landfills, water treatment plants and even your compost bin. The gas is captured, cleaned and injected into the existing gas distribution system, to then be used in the same way as conventional natural gas, that is to say to prepare supper, boil water, get to school or work, take a hot shower, and so on.

There are five things you should know about this new greener energy.

1. Less greenhouse gases

Renewable natural gas limits greenhouse gas emissions because it replaces a non-renewable fossil energy by 100% renewable energy and limits methane emissions generated when organic waste is buried in the ground. In 2019, the distribution of renewable natural gas made it possible to avoid a minimum of 8,100 tonnes of GHGs in Quebec, which represents more than 2,000 cars on our roads.

2. A second life for our waste

Our organic waste is the number one generator of renewable natural gas. More and more people are stepping up to the plate as they realize the importance of composting and waste recovery…one trash bin at a time! In addition to our household waste, farm waste like cow dung is just as important. It is by valorizing organic waste (biomethanization if you want to be more technical) that RNG manages to position itself as a carbon-neutral-and of course, renewable-energy!

3. Home-grown energy!

In 2020, the RNG purchased by Gazifère was produced in Quebec, specifically in Saint-Thomas, Lanaudière. In fact, given the challenge that waste management poses for municipalities, the production of RNG in Quebec could become not only a tangible solution but also a source of revenue. Locally, RNG also helps create jobs and reduce the proportion of power purchased outside Quebec. Gazifère is currently working on several projects in the Outaouais in order to make locally produced RNG available to the people in its community.

4. Voluntary consumption

For the time being, anyone who buys RNG does so voluntarily. Gazifère’s current and future customers can opt for between 1% and 100% of RNG for their annual gas consumption. This small ecological gesture is one that every resident can adapt to their reality by simply choosing their own percentage of consumption: 1%, 5%, 10% or 100%. It’s up to you!

5. Bold goals

For 2020, Gazifère injected 1% of RNG into its system, and will gradually reach 5% by 2025. Collectively, we have to change how we consume by turning to renewable energies, and maintaining that transition. Gazifère will adjust its RNG offer based on the demand from its customers, but will do everything it can to go green faster.

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Risque d’inondations dans divers
secteurs de la ville de Gatineau
Étant donné qu’un avis d’inondations a été émis pour certains secteurs, Gazifère pourrait être dans l’obligation de couper l’alimentation en gaz naturel à votre propriété, pour votre sécurité. Dans cette éventualité, nous rétablirons les services lorsque les eaux auront baissé.

Pour plus d’information sur la sécurité concernant vos appareils à gaz naturel et sur la mise à jour de la situation des inondations émise par la Ville de Gatineau cliquez ici.

Flood risk in various sectors of the
City of Gatineau
Due to the flood advisory that has been issued in some areas, Gazifère may have to turn off the gas service to your property for safety. We will restore service when flooding has subsided.

For more information on natural gas equipment safety and updates in French issued by the City of Gatineau, click here.

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Risque d’inondations dans divers
secteurs de Gatineau
Pour les clients touchés par cet avis, pour des raisons de sécurité, Gazifère se voit dans l’obligation de couper l’alimentation en gaz naturel à la propriété. Nous rétablirons les services lorsque les eaux auront baissé. Pour plus d’information cliquez ici.
Flood risk in various sectors of Gatineau
For customers in the affected areas, Gazifère has had to turn off the supply of natural gas to the property for safety reasons. We will reconnect the gas once the water has receded. For more information, click here.
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Risques d’inondation dans les secteurs Aylmer (rue Fraser)
et Gatineau (rues Jacques-Cartier, Saint-Louis, Riviera, Parisien et du Ruisseau)
Pour les clients touchés par cet avis, pour des raisons de sécurité, Gazifère se voit dans l’obligation de couper l’alimentation en gaz naturel à la propriété. Nous rétablirons les services lorsque les eaux auront baissé. Pour plus d’information cliquez ici.
Flood risk in sectors Aylmer (Fraser St.) and
Gatineau (streets Jacques-Cartier, Saint-Louis, Riviera, Parisien, and du Ruisseau)
For customers in the affected areas, Gazifère has had to turn off the supply of natural gas to the property for safety reasons. We will reconnect the gas once the water has receded. For more information, click here.
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Réouverture de votre compteur
Si votre compteur ou vos appareils à gaz naturel ont été fermés en raison des inondations, pour plus d’information concernant la réouverture de votre compteur et vos prochaines factures de Gazifère, cliquez ici.
Turning your meter back on
If your meter or natural gas appliances were turned off due to flooding, and you would like to obtain more information about turning your meter back on and about your future gas bills, click here.
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AVIS - ACCUMULATION DE NEIGE
Pour le bon fonctionnement de vos appareils à gaz naturel, il est important de déneiger soigneusement les entrées d’air extérieures, les conduits d’évacuation et le compteur. Faites-le régulièrement et surtout lors d’importantes accumulations de neige. ______________________________________________________________________
NOTICE - ACCUMULATION OF SNOW
To ensure the safe and efficient operation of your natural gas appliances, it is important that you carefully clear the exterior air intakes, exhaust pipes and meter. Clear regularly and especially when there's a heavy accumulation of snow.
Réouverture de votre compteur
Si votre compteur ou vos appareils à gaz naturel ont été fermés en raison des inondations, pour plus d’information concernant la réouverture de votre compteur et vos prochaines factures de Gazifère, cliquez ici.
Turning your meter back on
If your meter or natural gas appliances were turned off due to flooding, and you would like to obtain more information about turning your meter back on and about your future gas bills, click here.