Bringing a common natural gas rate to Fort Nelson

FortisBC is applying to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) to integrate natural gas rates for our Fort Nelson customers with our provincial natural gas customer base, so all customers pay the same rate for natural gas. This integration is revenue-neutral for FortisBC.

What are the benefits of a common natural gas rate to Fort Nelson customers?

We’re actively upgrading our natural gas infrastructure in Fort Nelson to continue to deliver safe and reliable energy to our customers. Delivery rates for Fort Nelson customers have been increasing to cover the upgrade costs. As these upgrades continue, the costs are covered by approximately 2,400 customers in Fort Nelson. By merging Fort Nelson into our larger customer base, the cost of these upgrades will be spread out over a million customers.

What are the next steps?

We want to connect with our Fort Nelson natural gas customers to share details on this proposed change, get feedback and answer any questions.

After these conversations, we’ll file an application with the BCUC, as we will need their approval before we move forward.

We want to hear from you

We want to connect with current Fort Nelson customers to share details about the application, gather feedback and answer questions.

We’re hosting a virtual town hall session on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. As a Fort Nelson FortisBC customer we encourage you to attend.

Please register and complete a pre-session survey by Friday, April 23, 2021.

Can’t participate in the virtual town hall?

After the town hall, we’ll post the presentation on this page. If you have any questions or comments, please email us at fortnelson.customers@fortisbc.com.