Industrial optimization

Improve the energy efficiency of your industrial facility and processes with funding for plant wide audits, feasibility studies and rebates for implementing energy conservation measures.

Eligibility

  1. You must be a FortisBC commercial rate natural gas customer and/or FortisBC electricity customer on Rate Schedules 30, 31, 32 or 33 or municipal electricity customer of Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland and Nelson Hydro.
  2. You must be the property owner or long-term leaseholder of an industrial facility.
  3. For natural gas projects, you must be a FortisBC natural gas customer with a facility that uses natural gas as an input to industrial production1 and uses a minimum of 10,000 gigajoules annually.
  4. For electricity projects, you must be a FortisBC or municipal electricity customer with a facility that uses electricity as an input to industrial production1 and uses a minimum of 500 megawatt hours annually. 
  5. Retrofit, expansion and new construction projects are eligible.

Find a complete list of requirements in the Participant’s guide.

Program details

The Industrial Optimization Program helps you tailor your energy efficiency project to your needs and benefit from:

  • insight into how energy is used at your facility and how to eliminate bottlenecks and improve production
  • recommendations of no-cost and low-cost measures that can be quickly implemented to save energy
  • detailed energy study reports to help build a case for replacing inefficient systems 
  • financial incentives for energy conservation measures to help reduce waste, water, greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs in your operations

Plant wide audit

Funding toward the cost of having a professional engineer perform a high-level, whole facility audit can help you identify opportunities to use energy more efficiently. The report will identify energy conservation measures and outline cost and savings estimates at a +/- 50 per cent uncertainty level. 

To qualify for funding, the report must be prepared by a FortisBC approved consultant and meet plant wide audit report requirements.

Feasibility study

Funding toward the cost of a feasibility study for a specific process or system within your facility can help you fully investigate an opportunity to energy more efficiently. The report will present the energy conservation measure and outline cost and savings estimates at a +/- 10 per cent uncertainty level.

To qualify for funding, the report must be prepared by a FortisBC approved consultant and meet feasibility study report requirements.

Technology implementation rebates

Financial incentives help with the cost of installing high-efficiency equipment that can result in energy savings for your facility.

How to apply

  1. Review the Industrial Optimization Program Participant guide.
  2. Contact your natural gas key account manager or electricity technical advisor or email industrialrebates@fortisbc.com to discuss your project and request an application.

List of approved consultants for plant wide audits and feasibility studies

To participate in this program, you’re required to work with a consultant from this list of FortisBC-approved consultants.

We’re here to help

If you have questions, contact your natural gas key account manager or electricity technical advisor or email industrialrebates@fortisbc.com.

1Industrial production is a manufacturing or transformative process in which raw materials are transformed into finished goods for the purpose of resale with the use of machines, tools and labour.