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Why is FortisBC telling me to use less energy?

We're working toward our 30BY30 target by making energy-efficient appliances and equipment accessible and more affordable to our customers through our rebate programs, helping lower their energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
October 27, 2020

4 ways we’re working to ensure we continue to deliver natural gas to our customers today and into the future

Did you know we own and operate almost 50,000 kilometres of gas line? It’s enough to comfortably go around the Earth and the foundation we use to deliver natural gas to more than one million customers.
October 13, 2020

The costly truth about your old furnace

Some homes are still heated with old, inefficient furnaces & homeowners are unaware. With winter almost here & double rebates available for a limited time, how does yours stack up?
October 9, 2020

We make a big stink when it comes to investigating gas odour

This inside look at FortisBC’s emergency operations reveals how the safety of the public and our customers is our number one priority in the rare event of a natural gas leak.
July 6, 2020

How we overcame an emergency to keep energy flowing to the Sunshine Coast

With no idea how much time we had, it took a team effort to keep natural gas flowing to the Sunshine Coast.
June 22, 2020

Why advanced meters are the next step forward for BC’s energy system

The origins of our energy system can be traced to 1862, when the first streetlight was lit by Victoria Gas Company. At the time, local neighbourhoods were not illuminated by lightbulbs and electricity. Instead these streetlights were powered by manufactured gas.
January 14, 2020

Climate change is a big challenge. So how do we overcome it?

We know what we need to do – we need to work together to reduce emissions immediately in a realistic and affordable way, but how? Pollution Probe has some ideas…
December 30, 2019

7 of the best holiday movies and sweet treat combos

With the chilly weather outside, it’s time to stay in, get cosy and watch holiday movies while snacking on seasonal treats. Get our recommendations for the merriest film and treat pairings.
December 4, 2019

Why is FortisBC telling me to use less energy?

We're working toward our 30BY30 target by making energy-efficient appliances and equipment accessible and more affordable to our customers through our rebate programs, helping lower their energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
October 27, 2020

4 ways we’re working to ensure we continue to deliver natural gas to our customers today and into the future

Did you know we own and operate almost 50,000 kilometres of gas line? It’s enough to comfortably go around the Earth and the foundation we use to deliver natural gas to more than one million customers.
October 13, 2020

The costly truth about your old furnace

Some homes are still heated with old, inefficient furnaces & homeowners are unaware. With winter almost here & double rebates available for a limited time, how does yours stack up?
October 9, 2020

We make a big stink when it comes to investigating gas odour

This inside look at FortisBC’s emergency operations reveals how the safety of the public and our customers is our number one priority in the rare event of a natural gas leak.
July 6, 2020

How we overcame an emergency to keep energy flowing to the Sunshine Coast

With no idea how much time we had, it took a team effort to keep natural gas flowing to the Sunshine Coast.
June 22, 2020

Why advanced meters are the next step forward for BC’s energy system

The origins of our energy system can be traced to 1862, when the first streetlight was lit by Victoria Gas Company. At the time, local neighbourhoods were not illuminated by lightbulbs and electricity. Instead these streetlights were powered by manufactured gas.
January 14, 2020

Climate change is a big challenge. So how do we overcome it?

We know what we need to do – we need to work together to reduce emissions immediately in a realistic and affordable way, but how? Pollution Probe has some ideas…
December 30, 2019

7 of the best holiday movies and sweet treat combos

With the chilly weather outside, it’s time to stay in, get cosy and watch holiday movies while snacking on seasonal treats. Get our recommendations for the merriest film and treat pairings.
December 4, 2019

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