MONTRÉAL, March 6, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Écotech Québec, Québec's cleantech cluster, is proud to announce that Gaz Métro is becoming a prestige partner of the organization.
In partnership with key Québec, Canadian and international stakeholders, Écotech Québec's mission is to unite and mobilize the cleantech ecosystem around common goals within a context of sustainable development.
"The commitment of Gaz Métro, an important actor in the transition toward a green economy, is for us a significant reinforcement, especially since it contributes to the deployment of cleantech and renewable energy," underlines Denis Leclerc, Écotech Québec President and CEO.
Already involved in the cluster within the board of governors and as an active member of several working groups, Gaz Métro is officially and significantly renewing its confidence in Écotech Québec through this prestige partnership.
"As a leader in the energy sector, Gaz Métro is of the opinion that no energy source can meet all of society's needs on its own. The use of clean technology, energy efficiency principles, natural gas and renewable energies will help meet Québec's environmental and economic requirements says Martin Imbleau, Vice President, Development and Renewable Energies. "This type of collaboration with Écotech Québec will certainly position Québec as a more competitive, greener and healthier place," adds Mr. Imbleau.
Gaz Metro joins Écotech Québec's existing prestige partners, namely: Bell, Cascades, Cycle Capital Management, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, Deloitte, Investissement Québec and Desjardins Group. "These prestige partners, who represent important sectors of the economy, truly reflect the diversity of the Québec cleantech ecosystem," adds Mr. Leclerc.
About Écotech Québec
The first organization of its kind in Canada, Écotech Québec represents the cleantech cluster. It unites and mobilizes the cleantech industry around common goals and actions. In partnership with key national and international stakeholders, Écotech Québec supports entrepreneurs in accelerating the development, financing and commercialization of clean technologies.
As a non-profit organization, Écotech Québec counts on the financial support of the private sector, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal as well as the Québec and Canadian governments. For more information, visit www.ecotechquebec.com.
About Gaz Métro
With more than $6 billion in assets, Gaz Métro 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 195,000 customers. Gaz Métro is also present in Vermont, producing electricity and distributing electricity and natural gas to meet the needs of more than 305,000 customers. Gaz Métro is actively involved in the development and operation 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. Gaz Métro is a major energy sector player that 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 (Gaz Métro inc. and Valener) and employees.
SOURCE Gaz Métro
For further information: Gaz Métro : Catherine Houde, Public Affairs, Tel.: 514 598-3449, www.twitter.com/gazmetro, www.gazmetro.com/salledepresse; Écotech Québec : Denis Leclerc, President and CEO, 514 914-1405, https://twitter.com/EcotechQuebec