Energy assessment

For a nominal fee, your business can receive a walkthrough energy assessment conducted by an authorized FortisBC consultant.

As of January 1, 2019, we are no longer accepting applications for energy assessments. The program is being revamped and will relaunch later this year.


  1. You must be a commercial FortisBC natural gas and/or electricity customer or municipal electricity customer of Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland and Nelson Hydro.
  2. You must be the owner or long-term leaseholder of a medium-sized business or small industrial/manufacturing facility.

Review all the terms and conditions.

Assessment details

The energy assessment will help identify low- and no-cost energy conservation measures, potential energy-efficiency upgrades and rebates to help save on the cost of upgrading to high-efficiency equipment.


Type of business Fee Requirements1
Medium-sized business $200 per building
  • average annual natural gas usage (not including process load2): 1,500 to 10,000 gigajoules
  • conditioned floor area: up to 100,000 square feet
Small industrial/manufacturing facility $300 per building
  • average annual natural gas usage (including process load2): 1,500 to 10,000 gigajoules
  • conditioned floor area: up to 200,000 square feet
  • engaged in producing goods of economic value

How to apply

  1. Complete and sign the commercial energy assessment application and email it to Note: if you can’t submit your application via email, contact us and we’ll help you arrange an alternative method of delivery.
  2. If approved, a FortisBC consultant will contact you to schedule the walkthrough assessment. Allow at least 30 days to process your application.
  3. On the day of the walkthrough assessment, ensure you’re available for the full day to provide access to your building or facility and all relevant equipment.
  4. A report will be sent to you within 60 days of the assessment. You’ll also receive an invoice for your portion of the cost of the assessment: $200 per building for medium-sized businesses and $300 per building for small industrial/manufacturing facilities.
  5. Within 30 days of receiving the report, a FortisBC representative will contact you to discuss the findings and next steps.

We’re here to help

If you have questions, contact your key account manager or email

1FortisBC electricity customers, including municipal electricity customers, do not need to meet natural gas consumption requirements to be eligible.
2Process load means the consumption of natural gas for any purpose other than for maintaining human comfort and sanitation via space, domestic hot water or pool heating. Process loads can include energy used to produce goods, as well as snow melting, car washing, greenhouse heating, or producing steam for sterilization and humidification.