Renewable Natural Gas:

The Ontario Opportunity


This business case study examines the potential growth of an innovative energy source, renewable natural gas (RNG). The study documents the application process for two of Ontario’s largest natural gas utilities to the Ontario Energy Board in late 2011 to advance RNG as a new supply source under a regulated investment model. This case study undertakes to define RNG, identifies its key attributes, highlights its use in jurisdictions outside Ontario, and provides an in-depth analysis of its current and potential application within Ontario. The case study demonstrates that the creation of an RNG industry in Ontario could bring significant benefits to the province and contribute to meeting the Government of Ontario’s greenhouse gas, energy efficiency and clean air targets.

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Town of Woodstock

Woodstock was the first incorporated town in New Brunswick on May 1, 1856 and boasts some of the finest 19th Century Victorian heritage homes, churches and civic buildings.

Village of Southern Victoria

On January 1, 2023, the village changed its name to the Village of Southern Victoria as a result of Local Governance Reform. The Village is located in Victoria County, in western New Brunswick and is in close proximity to Tobique First Nation. The community is located in close proximity to the Trans Canada Highway, which has allowed it to develop an Industrial Park. It is also just 10 km from the US border.

St. Mary’s First Nation

Sitansisk is one of six communities that make up the Wolastoqiyik Nation. Sitansisk is a vital part of New Brunswick’s Capital City of Fredericton and is located next to the Wolastoq (also known as the Saint John River) on approximately 125.8 plus one hectares of land; a mere fraction of the Wolastoqiyik traditional unceded ancestral territory.