Menu

FortisBC projects and energy topics that matter

FortisBC projects and energy topics that matter

Image
A large FortisBC crew stands in a row, looking at the camera
Featured story
We’re looking back at our 2023 project highlights. Community engagement and collaboration with community stakeholders helped us strengthen relationships with many of our community partners, achieve important project milestones and establish lasting benefits for some of the communities where our projects are located.

Project updates

Okanagan Capacity Upgrade

February 13, 2024

Mitigation plan under development following BCUC decision

In accordance with the BCUC’s decision on the Okanagan Capacity Upgrade Project, FortisBC is currently developing a mitigation plan to address an imminent capacity shortfall in the Okanagan region. The plan will examine potential short-term solutions to ensure customers’ energy demands are met in the event of a one in 20-year cold weather event occurring in the 2026/27 winter or subsequent period. FortisBC must file the plan with the BCUC by July 31, 2024. Updates on this process will be provided as they become available.
Read more

Eagle Mountain - Woodfibre Gas Pipeline Project

February 7, 2024

Stawamus Indian River Forest Service Road closures

FortisBC is enacting safety-related closures on the Stawamus Indian River Forest Service Road as construction on the project continues. These closures will allow crews to carry out continued work on improvements to the forest service road and construction of the gas pipeline. A gate will be installed approximately three kilometres from the road entrance to prevent users from accessing the area during times when construction makes it unsafe to do so. Intermittent closures will start in February 2024 with longer duration closures expected in 2025 and 2026. Signage will be posted at the start of the Stawamus Indian River Forest Service Road and at the closure point, advising the public of the closure hours. We appreciate your patience as we strive to complete this work safely and as quickly as possible.
Read more

Eagle Mountain - Woodfibre Gas Pipeline Project

January 30, 2024

Traffic impacts along Mamquam River Forest Service Road

We continue to upgrade our forest service roads in the Squamish area. Road upgrades and associated early works are progressing from kilometre 3.8 to the Ray Basin Road. Traffic impacts may include rolling single lane alternating traffic and periodic short closures until the end of February 2024. Ongoing road maintenance work will continue through 2024. We appreciate your patience as we work to complete these activities safely and as quickly as possible.  
Read more