Gaz Metro becomes Energir, invests in renewable energy
February 14, 2018 | By Jillian Morgan
Gaz Metro has rebranded as Energir to align with its investment in new and renewable energy.
Nearly 45 per cent of Energir’s current assets are in electricity production and distribution, as well as non-gas energy services.
It currently owns 21 solar farms in the U.S., and develops, installs and finances solar photovoltaic systems in nearly 12 states. Energir owns 44 hydroelectric dams in New England.
In Quebec, Energir co-owns one of the largest group of wind farms in Canada, according to the company.
“There’s no single solution to decarbonize the economy,” said president and CEO of Energir, Sophie Brochu. “We need to increase our collective energy efficiency efforts, to further incorporate renewable energies and use cleaner energies, including natural gas as a replacement for coal and petroleum products.”
Energir states that it is the primary distributor of natural gas in Quebec and Vermont.
In Canada, Energir offers natural gas as a cleaner fuel for heavy road and maritime transportation. In Montreal, QC, the company operates district heating and cooling networks. www.energir.com