Support a greener future for just $2 a month
Wind and solar are popular forms of renewable energy, but did you know that food scraps, farm waste and sewage can also provide carbon-neutral renewable natural gas (RNG) that helps fight climate change? Once produced, RNG is added seamlessly to our natural gas system to be used for everyday convenience—from cosy home heating to cooking.
It’s now easy and affordable to help green Ontario’s natural gas supply. Sign up for OptUp. For just two dollars a month, you can contribute to making our natural gas system more sustainable with RNG; the more households that sign up, the greater the environmental impact.
Join other households choosing renewable natural gas
Your contribution helps build a clean energy future in Ontario
RNG is a carbon-neutral fuel that reduces harmful emissions and provides a renewable source of energy. With your contribution of just two dollars a month, RNG can be blended into our natural gas system and delivered to heat homes and businesses.
It’s easy to enroll in OptUp
Put your toonie to work for good
Sign up online or by phone
A small change you can feel good about
For just two dollars a month over one year*, participating in OptUp is equivalent to:
*Based on purchasing 610,000 m3 of RNG from the contributions of 16,000 customers as calculated at epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator
Meet an RNG producer: StormFisherBiogas Facility: London, Ontario
At its London, Ontario facility, StormFisher converts organic waste to RNG. The process captures methane that would otherwise be released into the environment. The facility:
- Processes over 70,000 tonnes of organic waste.
- Eliminates over 8,000 tonnes of GHG emissions.
- Produces over 3 million m3 of RNG.
RNG in action: Ontario’s first carbon-negative busHamilton Street Railway: Hamilton, Ontario
Hamilton, Ontario residents can enjoy a cleaner commute on a bus powered by 100 percent RNG. As RNG captures harmful emissions, using it to fuel transit actually goes beyond achieving net zero carbon.
- Fuelling with RNG is an effective way to fight climate change.
- A made-in-Ontario waste-to-energy solution.
- Uses RNG from StormFisher’s Biogas Facility in London, Ontario.
- Displaces over 35,000 litres of diesel a year.
It’s quick and convenient to enroll in OptUp and join other households to support a clean energy future. You can either join by completing a short online form or simply call Enbridge Gas at the number noted below.
Phone number: 1-877-362-7434
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Once you are enrolled, customers formerly served by Enbridge Gas Distribution will see a two-dollar utility service charge. Customers formerly served by Union Gas will see a two-dollar miscellaneous expense. There’s no change to your natural gas service – you’ll continue to receive the same safe and reliable natural gas. There’s also no contract and so you can choose to cancel at any time without penalty, with 30-day’s notice.
RNG is typically produced from:
- Organic waste from food processing facilities.
- Municipal organic waste.
- Agricultural waste, such as leftover crops and animal manure.
- Bio-solids from wastewater treatment plants.