The city of Saint-Hyacinthe and Gaz Métro concluded a draft agreement for the purchase and injection of renewable natural gas produced in the city’s biomethanation centre.
Under the agreement, Gaz Métro will purchase up to 13 million cubic metres of renewable natural gas per year for a 20-year period. Throughout the same period, Saint-Hyacinthe will inject the gas into Gaz Métro’s distribution network through infrastructure to be built by the company. A proposal is soon to be submitted to the Régie de l’énergie for approval.
Under the terms of the agreement, the surplus will be sold to Gaz Métro, thus generating income that can be put toward improving municipal services.
Press Release, October 8, 2014; Image: Gaz Métro