December 16, 2013 - Press releases
Montreal, December 16, 2013 – Énergir, an important player in different facets of the energy sector, is proud to have contributed to the development and foundation of the new HEC Montréal Chair in Energy Management, held by the esteemed Dr. Pierre‑Olivier Pineau.
The right energy at the right place
Énergir is active in natural gas and electricity distribution, the development of innovative energy projects, such as wind power, the use of natural gas as fuel in transportation and the development of biomethane. The company has long supported the idea that different sources of energy can complement one another.
“We hope the HEC Montréal Chair in Energy Management will generate a deeper understanding of energy issues among the public, businesses and government,” says Stéphanie Trudeau, Vice-President, Strategy, Communication and Sustainability at Énergir. “Sustainable economic development depends on the effective understanding and management of energy sources.”
The Chair in Energy Management will develop knowledge in energy-related issues, to optimize energy systems and match energy sources with the needs of society. Énergir would like to acknowledge the many partners representing different energy sources who also agreed to support the Chair.
Overview of ÉnergirWith more than $5 billion in assets, Énergir is a leading energy provider. It is the largest natural gas distribution company in Quebec, where its network of over 10,000 km of underground pipelines serves 300 municipalities and more than 190,000 customers. Énergir is also present in Vermont, producing electricity and distributing electricity and natural gas to meet the needs of more than 305,000 customers. Énergir is actively involved in the development of innovative, promising energy projects such as the production of wind power, the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel and the development of biomethane. Énergir is a major energy sector player who takes the lead in responding to the needs of its customers, regions and municipalities, local organizations, and communities while also satisfying the expectations of its Partners (GMi and Valener) and employees.