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Renewable Natural Gas

Farms, landfills and other suppliers like the City of Surrey have teamed up with us to capture methane (CH4) from decomposing organic waste, which would otherwise escape into the atmosphere. This methane, also known as biogas, is purified to make Renewable Natural Gas.

Why are thousands of people supporting the growth of renewable energy in BC?


It makes a difference

Each Renewable Natural Gas customer can prevent more than 168 pounds of garbage from going to landfills each year, on average.1,2

It’s affordable

It costs as little as $3 extra per month for the average residential customer to sign up for Renewable Natural Gas.

It’s easy

Renewable Natural Gas works the same way as regular natural gas, and you can sign up for it online in seconds.



 

 

Want to become a Renewable Natural Gas supplier?

FortisBC will be hosting a half-day workshop on how to become a Renewable Natural Gas supplier, as part of the Value in Biogas West Conference in January 2018. Register for the workshop or the full two-day conference.

Check out how our current suppliers, including local farms and landfills, are helping us turn waste into Renewable Natural Gas: 

 

 


1Renewable Natural Gas is produced in a different manner than conventional natural gas. It is derived from biogas, which is produced from decomposing organic waste from landfills, agricultural waste and wastewater from treatment facilities. The biogas is captured and cleaned to create carbon neutral Renewable Natural Gas (also called biomethane).

2Based on an average residential customer using 90 gigajoules (GJ) of natural gas per year, signing up for a 5 per cent blend of Renewable Natural Gas, for a total of approximately 168.61 pounds of waste diverted from landfills. epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-resources/calculator.​​​