Montréal, Thursday, December 19, 2019
– The Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM) and Énergir are pleased to announce that they have entered into a new agreement to facilitate urban infrastructure management. Covering the eight-year period from 2019 to 2027, the agreement sets out the conditions for the maintenance, repair, installation and operation of Énergir’s gas distribution system in the municipalities.
“This new agreement is the result of close collaboration between the municipalities and Énergir. As a spokesperson for Québec’s outlying regions, the FQM is proud to have contributed to forming this partnership, which helps municipalities improve how they manage initiatives related to their urban infrastructures,” said Jacques Demers, President of the FQM, Mayor of Saint-Catherine-de-Hatley and Prefect of the RCM of Memphrémagog.
The municipalities who are members of the FQM and adhere to this agreement will benefit from an increased annual lump-sum payment equivalent to 2.5% of the total value of the work involved in implementing and improving Énergir’s gas network in their area. The agreement also provides for the equitable sharing of costs related to the existence and management of Énergir gas facilities.
Furthermore, Énergir is offering a roadway performance guarantee of four years following completion of the work and, where possible, will limit interventions on roadways which have been subject to major work within the past five years.
“Énergir is delighted to have signed this agreement, which will promote better planning with regard to urban infrastructure management for the municipalities,” said Éric Lachance, Senior Vice President of Énergir. As a partner in the economic development of the municipalities, Énergir is confident that this agreement will help us maintain high-quality relationships with them.”
The agreement is available here (French version).
With more than $8 billion in assets, Énergir is a diversified energy company whose mission is to find increasingly sustainable ways to meet the energy needs of its 525,000 customers and the communities it serves. In Québec, it is the leading natural gas distribution company and also produces, through its subsidiaries, electricity from wind power. Through its subsidiaries in the United States, the company operates in 15 states, where it produces electricity from hydraulic, wind and solar sources, while serving as the leading electricity distributor and the sole natural gas distributor in Vermont. Énergir values energy efficiency and invests both resources and efforts in innovative energy projects such as renewable natural gas and liquefied and compressed natural gas. Through its subsidiaries, it also provides a variety of energy services. Énergir aspires to become the partner of choice for those striving for a better energy future.
About the FQM
Since its foundation in 1944, the Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM) has served as a spokesperson for Québec’s municipalities and RCMs. Boasting some 1,000 members, the organization promotes municipal autonomy and actively works to increase the vitality of Québec’s regions all across the province.
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