Incentives for upgrading to LNG-fuelled mining vehicles

We can provide up to 60 per cent of the incremental cost of converting to liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered mine haul trucks. FortisBC is accepting applications from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

Eligibility requirements

Companies operating gas powered mining vehicles (e.g. mine haul trucks) in BC are eligible to apply.

How to apply

  1. Complete the application form, sign it and submit it to ngt@fortisbc.com by 11:59 (PST) on December 31, 2020. Late applications will not be considered.
  2. Once awarded, successful applicants must sign a vehicle conversion contribution agreement with FortisBC prior to submission of a purchase order for a natural gas conversion kit.

To obtain the contribution agreement, please contact Deacon Tong, project development specialist, at 604-592-7823 or deacon.tong@fortisbc.com.

Incentive calculation

The incentive program provides a base incentive of 10 per cent of the incremental capital cost of the qualifying natural gas conversion kit. Some customers may be eligible for additional incentives, for up to 60 per cent in total of the incremental cost based on the following criteria:

Early adopter—10 per cent: for eligible applicants who are among the first in their market segment. A company may only qualify for the early adopter incentive once in the lifetime of the program. This incentive will be available for specific market segments until they are deemed to be penetrated, at the discretion of FortisBC.

Additional demand volume above thresholds—up to 40 per cent: for eligible applicants based on the amount of annual fuel consumption (in gigajoules) until the market segment is penetrated.

Load per year (range)Incentive
60,000 – 90,000 GJ10%
90,001 – 120,000 GJ20%
120,001 and higher40%

Evaluation process and additional criteria

Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Equifax credit information score of 30 or less
  • Equifax Payment Index of 45 days or less

Incentive awards will be made at the entire discretion of FortisBC.

You should receive an automated email response confirming our receipt of your application and our anticipated response time for processing your application.

Coming soon: incentive funds up to $40 million for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)

Interested in fuelling your mining vehicles with FortisBC’s RNG, to reduce your emissions even further?

We’re developing the eligibility requirements, incentive structure and overall terms and conditions for this incentive program, and will be posting them here.