About us

It takes a diverse team of dedicated employees to lead the transition to a lower-carbon future for BC. As the province’s largest energy provider, we’re putting more than 100 years of knowledge and experience into practice on our path to achieve provincial climate action goals by 2030 and our long-term vision to 2050.

1.2 million
BC communities
First Nations communities

Transforming BC’s energy future

We can achieve a lower-carbon energy future by driving forward with innovative solutions like delivering renewable and low-carbon gases1 to our customers and offering new, innovative energy technologies to BC homes and businesses. As an electricity provider, we continue to provide our customers’ in the Southern Interior with clean, renewable energy today and for years to come. These actions support the CleanBC Roadmap to 2030, the Paris Climate Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

By working together with our customers, community groups, Indigenous communities, government and industry we continue to make strong progress year over year to help reduce our customers’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Corporate information

We deliver safe, reliable and cost-effective natural gas, electricity and Renewable Natural Gas2 to customers across the province. Our more than 2,600 employees proudly serve approximately 1.2 million customers in 135 British Columbian communities and 58 First Nations communities across 150 Traditional Territories.

Learn more about our service areas, facilities, safety measures, environmental policy and leadership team.

Corporate information

FortisBC uses the term renewable and low-carbon gas to refer collectively to the low-carbon gases or fuels that the utility can acquire under the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation, which are: Renewable Natural Gas (also called RNG or biomethane), hydrogen, synthesis gas (from wood waste) and lignin. FortisBC’s renewable and low-carbon gas portfolio currently includes only Renewable Natural Gas. Other gases and fuels may be added to the program over time. Depending on their source, all of these gases have differing levels of lifecycle carbon intensity. However, all of these gases are low carbon when compared to the lifecycle carbon intensity of conventional natural gas. The current burner tip emission factor of RNG is 0.29 grams of carbon dioxide equivalent per megajoule of energy (gCO2e/MJ) and the current renewable and low-carbon gas portfolio lifecycle emissions are -22 gCO2e/MJ. This is below B.C.’s carbon intensity threshold for low-carbon gases of 36.4 gCO2e/MJ set out in the 2021 B.C. Hydrogen Strategy

Renewable Natural Gas is produced in a different manner than conventional natural gas. It’s derived from biogas, which is produced from decomposing organic waste from landfills, agricultural waste and waste water from treatment facilities. The biogas is captured and cleaned to create Renewable Natural Gas (also called biomethane).