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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 230 kg of greenhouse gas emissions from going into the atmosphere every 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 simple

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


How we make Renewable Natural Gas

Did you know that humans produce waste which creates methane that goes into the atmosphere? Learn about how we capture it, clean it, and use it for energy. 



Certified carbon neutral
FortisBC’s Renewable Natural Gas has been designated as carbon neutral in BC by Offsetters.

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 .23 tonnes (230 kg) of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) reduced, the equivalent of the GHG emissions from 168 lbs of garbage decomposing in a landfill.