Stargas Utilities asset purchase
FortisBC has an agreement in place to purchase the operating assets of Stargas Utilities, a natural gas utility that serves approximately 375 customers within the Silver Star Mountain Resort.
Benefits of being a FortisBC natural gas customer
FortisBC is a leading energy solutions provider in BC. We have the resources and infrastructure in place to deliver safe and reliable energy and we have a customer contact centre to support our customers. Current Stargas Utilities customers would be joining our existing network of approximately 1.2 million customers receiving natural gas, electricity, Renewable Gases, propane and alternative energy solutions.
They'll also have the opportunity to participate in our conservation and energy management incentive programs including high-efficiency appliance rebates and the Renewable Natural Gas program, once available.
What are the next steps?
As part of this process, we’ll file a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity application with the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC). We’ll need their approval before we can purchase the assets of Stargas Utilities. We hope to receive approval and complete the purchase by this spring.
Virtual town hall
On February 18, 2021 we hosted two virtual town hall sessions where Stargas Utilities customers were encouraged to attend to learn about the purchase, ask questions and provide feedback. If you were unable to participate in the town hall you can view the presentation.