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Fortis statement on LNG supply agreement with Hawaiian Electric Companies

Posted on July 20, 2016

Surrey, BC – On July 19, 2016, the Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) withdrew their application to the Hawaiian Public Utilities Commission for approval of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply agreement with Fortis Hawaii Energy Inc., following the dissolution of a proposed merger between Hawaiian Electric and NextEra Energy earlier in the week.
 
Fortis’ Tilbury LNG facility is uniquely positioned to meet customer demand for clean-burning natural gas; the company is in discussions with a number of other potential export customers. The facility is currently undergoing a $400-million expansion to serve the domestic transportation and remote communities markets, which is expected to be commissioned by early next year. The site is scalable and can accommodate additional storage and liquefaction equipment. It is also located along the Fraser River and relatively close to international shipping lanes.


Opinion: Hawaii deal offers first chance to crow about exporting LNG

Posted on June 02, 2016

If you watched the news last week you may have seen where FortisBC announced a major deal to create and export LNG (liquid natural gas) from Delta to Hawaii.

This deal has been in the works for some time and represents the first export of B.C. LNG that the provincial government can proclaim.
Is it a big deal? Yes. Is it a good deal? Yes.
Natural gas will flow down from Northeast B.C. along the current pipelines and then be compressed in an expanded facility at Tilbury.

Opinion: LNG deals good for jobs, economy, climate

Posted on May 30, 2016

Recent news that two agreements have been reached for the production and sale of made-in-British Columbia Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) adds to the momentum of positive job and economic growth in the province. These export agreements also underscore the role that B.C. and our locally-based companies are playing in providing cleaner burning fuels to growing markets abroad as jurisdictions in Asia and elsewhere transition over time to lower-carbon energy sources.


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8th Annual Delta Community Animal Expo

Date: August 21st, 10am - 3pm

FortisBC is pleased to serve and support many community-based initiatives and organizations for instance the Delta Community Animal Shelter.  The 8th Annual Delta Community Animal Expo is being held on August 21, 2016 from 10am - 3pm at the Ladner Memorial Park, 5010 47 Avenue, Ladner, BC. This fun family event is  a great opportunity to spend the day with your two and four legged family members in the sun! Admission is FREE!

Sustainable Energy Series - Beyond the Headlines in the Climate Conversation: Energy Solutions and Innovation Panel

Date: April 1, 2016, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

The 3rd annual Sustainable Energy Series at Douglas College, sponsored by FortisBC, will engage students on the topic of energy through a series of events throughout the day including a student poster showcase, a student-led dialogue, and a question and answer period with a panel of industry experts.

Admission to the event is free and open to the public. To register, visit: surveys.douglascollege.ca/s/sustainable-energy-event-register/

Rotary Club of Tsawwassen - Energy at work for Delta

Date: March 17, 2016

On March 17, Dave Bennett was invited to speak to the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen. His presentation, Energy at work for Delta: How LNG and other projects benefit your community was warmly received and generated questions about how private citizens (as opposed to fleets or municipalities) would go about converting vehicles to natural gas and construction of the expansion project.

It was held at the Beach Grove Golf Club (5946 12 Avenue, Tsawwassen).