Natural gas planning & stakeholder engagement

Stakeholder engagement is vital to the Long Term Gas Resource Plan (LTGRP) process. Our stakeholders provide valuable input into the LTGRP and our role in meeting BC’s future energy needs.

A flow chart showing the process of natural gas project planning with stakeholder engagement (18-150.16)
Long-term Gas Resource Planning (LTGRP) and consultation process

For the 2017 LTGRP, we built on improvements to the scope and quality of stakeholder engagement activities from the 2014 LTGRP. We carried out a number of initiatives throughout BC for 2016 and 2017 to offer stakeholders the opportunity to participate in discussions to inform the LTGRP. These activities included workshops with a dedicated Resource Planning Advisory Group (RPAG) and community engagement workshops in the communities we serve.

Long-term resource planning and related stakeholder engagement is an ongoing process. Email us at irp@fortisbc.com for information about future resource planning workshops.

Community engagement

We conducted two rounds of community engagement workshops while developing the 2017 LTGRP: one in fall 2016 in the BC interior region, and one in spring 2017 in the Lower Mainland & Vancouver Island region.


Date/LocationPresentation filesFollow-up Q&A
October 19, 2016
Penticton
Natural gas & electric long term resource planningFollow-up Q&A's
October 20, 2016
Rossland
Natural gas & electric long term resource planningFollow-up Q&A's
April 28, 2017
Abbotsford
Natural gas long term resource planningWorkshop notes
May 2, 2017
New Westminster
Natural gas long term resource planningWorkshop notes
May 10, 2017
Kamloops
Natural gas long term resource planningWorkshop notes
May 11, 2017
Prince George
Natural gas long term resource planningWorkshop notes
May 16, 2017
Colwood
Natural gas long term resource planningWorkshop notes
May 17, 2017
Courtenay
Natural gas long term resource planningWorkshop notes

Resource Planning Advisory Group (RPAG)

The RPAG is a technical working group that engages members from municipalities, government, Indigenous communities, customer associations, environmental organizations, and others in developing the LTGRP. This group of energy industry experts, relevant government and Indigenous participants and other key stakeholders meets regularly during the planning process to discuss important energy issues affecting utility long term resource planning.

Terms of Reference

The current Terms of Reference for the natural gas RPAG governs the composition of and interactions between the RPAG membership (including FortisBC). These Terms are periodically updated to enhance RPAG interactions and to reflect updates in the planning environment.

Questions or comments about the Resource Planning Advisory Group? Email us at irp@fortisbc.com

RPAG Workshop records

Presentations from our RPAG workshops for the 2017 Long Term Gas Resource Plan:

 Date/locationPresentation files  Meeting summary
November 30, 2016
Vancouver
RPAG workshop presentationRPAG updated meeting notes
April 11, 2017 
Vancouver

RPAG workshop presentation

Annual demand worked example handout

Scenario summary handout

RPAG meeting notes
August 9, 2017 
Vancouver
RPAG workshop presentationRPAG meeting notes