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Industrial optimization

If you’re an owner or long-term lease holder of an industrial facility, the Industrial Optimization Program can help you use electricity and natural gas more efficiently for process-related activities. Through funding for plant wide audits, feasibility studies and the implementation of energy conservation measures (ECM), we’ll support you to improve the energy performance of your operations.

Are you eligible?1

Retrofit, expansion and new construction projects are eligible for electricity and/or natural gas funding.

For natural gas projects your facility must:

  1. consume a minimum of 10,000 gigajoules of natural gas annually
  2. use natural gas as an input to industrial production2
  3. be owned or leased long-term by the applicant
  4. retrofit, expansion or new construction projects are eligible

For electricity projects your facility must:

  1. be a FortisBC electricity customer on Rate Schedules 30, 31, 32 or 33 or municipal3 electricity customer
  2. consume a minimum of 500 megawatt hours of electricity annually
  3. be owned or leased long-term by the applicant

1You can find a complete list of requirements in the Participant’s guide.
2Industrial production is a manufacturing or transformative process in which raw materials are transformed into finished goods for the purpose of resale with the use of machines, tools and labour.
3Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland and Nelson Hydro.

 

 Incentives available

 
Plant wide audit

​We can provide funding towards the cost of having a professional engineer perform a high-level, whole facility audit to identify opportunities to use electricity and/or natural gas more efficiently. ECMs identified in the audit will be presented in a report and will outline cost and savings estimates at a +/- 50 per cent uncertainty level.

To qualify for funding, the report must be prepared by a FortisBC approved consultant and must meet plant wide audit report requirements.

Feasibility study

​We can provide funding towards the cost of a feasibility study for a specific process or system within your facility to fully investigate an opportunity to use electricity and/or natural gas more efficiently. The ECM identified in the study will be presented in a report and will outline cost and savings estimates at a +/- 10 per cent uncertainty level.

To qualify for funding, the report must be prepared by a FortisBC approved consultant and must meet feasibility study report requirements.

Technology implementation and rebates
We can provide funding to help with the cost of installing high­‐efficiency equipment that will result in the more efficient use of natural gas and electricity at the facility. Rebates are available for compressed air, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), variable speed drives, water heating and other industrial equipment.
List of approved consultants

To participate in this program, you’re required to work with a consultant from this list of FortisBC-approved consultants.

Updated: November 2018

Please note, the following companies may have multiple locations

​Company ​Location ​Phone
Altum Engineering Ltd. Merville 250-337-5257
AME Consulting Group Vancouver 604-684-5995
Ameresco Canada Inc. Vancouver 778-724-1502
Arborus Consulting ​Ottawa 613-234-7178
Associated Engineering BC Ltd. Vancouver 604-293-1411
Avalon Mechanical Consultants Ltd. Victoria 250-384-4128
BES - Building Energy Solutions Ltd. Vancouver 778-288-9385
C.E.S Analytics Ltd. Coquitlam 604-831-8675
C.E.S Engineering Ltd. Burnaby 604-221-8715
Clean Energy Consulting ​Prince George / Vancouver ​250-564-7910 / 604-301-3060
Clearlead Consulting Limited North Vancouver 604-229-6159
​DIALOG BC ​Vancouver ​604-909-1629
Douglas Spratt & Associates Ltd. North Vancouver 604-990-0083
E-Factor Engineering Inc. Vancouver 604-708-4140
Enerficiency Consulting Gibsons 604-243-9458
Enersolv Design Build Ltd. Vancouver 604-684-7244
​Fisher Resource Efficiency Solution Company Ltd. ​Victoria ​778-783-0315
​Flow Consulting Group Inc. ​Vancouver ​604-609-0500
FWD Systems Design Ltd. North Vancouver 604-904-2039
Geoclima Mechanical Engineering Ltd. ​Burnaby ​604-375-9756
HiH Energy ​Vancouver 778-233-7978
​H.H. Angus & Associates Ltd. ​Toronto ​416-443-8200
IB Consulting Ltd. North Vancouver 778-233-0679
Integral Group Consulting LLP Vancouver 604-687-1800
​Interior Mechanical Consultants ​Kelowna ​250-801-2526
J.M. Bean & Co. Ltd. Vancouver 604-736-6724
​JRS Engineering Ltd. Burnaby 604-320-1999
Kane Consulting Partnership North Vancouver 604-924-0094
​Laporte Engineering Inc. ​Vancouver ​604-568-0180
Levelton Consultants Ltd. ​Richmond ​250-475-1000
Light House Sustainability Building Centre Vancouver 604-677-3619
McCuaig & Associates Engineering Ltd. ​Vancouver ​604-255-0992
​MCW Consulting Ltd. Vancouver ​604-687-1821
Morrison Hershfield Ltd. Burnaby 604-454-9305
Panevo Services Ltd. ​Vancouver ​604-652-4680
Pinchin Ltd. Richmond 604-238-2931
Prism Engineering Ltd. Burnaby 604-205-5500
RDH Building Engineering Ltd. Vancouver 604-802-5205
REDE Energy Solutions Ltd. Bowen Island 778-237-6851
Ripple Rock Engineering Ltd. Victoria 250-721-5586
Rocky Point Engineering Ltd. Nanaimo 250-585-0222
SES Consulting Inc. Vancouver 604-568-1800
Stage 3 Renewables ​Mission ​604-318-7105
Stantec Consulting Ltd. Vancouver 604-696-8390
Trane Canada ULC Vancouver 604-945-2445
Williams Engineering Canada Inc. ​Vancouver ​778-484-2981
Willis Energy Services Vancouver 604-685-2206
WSP Canada Inc. ​North Vancouver ​604-973-0037
ZRN Engineering Inc. Lake Country 250-766-5370

Benefits

As a participant, you can receive:

  • insight into how energy is used at your facility 
  • recommendations of no-cost and low-cost measures that can be quickly implemented to realize energy savings 
  • detailed energy study reports to help build a case for replacing inefficient systems 
  • financial support to implement the new ECM that can help reduce costs due to waste, lower greenhouse gases and deliver non-energy benefits

How to apply

Contact your natural gas key account manager or electricity technical advisor or email industrialrebates@fortisbc.com to request an application.

Questions?

For more information contact your natural gas key account manager or electricity technical advisor.