Natural gas steam boiler rebates

Improve your steam plant’s energy performance and qualify for a rebate of up to $49,000 by installing a new high-efficiency natural gas steam boiler, or when making energy-efficiency upgrades to a new or existing steam boiler system.

Eligibility

  1. You must be a FortisBC natural gas customer under any rate class except Rate 1.
  2. You must be a property owner or long-term leaseholder of an existing building
    or a builder/developer or property owner of a new construction project.
  3. Steam boilers must be used to meet your site's steam loads, e.g. process load, sanitization or space heating. Steam boilers installed to meet other operational needs (e.g. backup, standby or secondary boilers) are not eligible.
  4. The steam boilers must use natural gas only.
  5.  Purchase date of products (as shown on the paid invoice) must be after February 1, 2019.
  6. You must submit an application and supporting documentation no later than 365 days after the purchase date of the product(s) (as shown on the paid invoice).

Review all the terms and conditions.

Rebate details

Rebate amounts are determined by the size of the natural gas steam boiler.

Type Description
Small steam boiler Less than 150 hp
Medium steam boiler Greater than 151 hp and less than 300 hp
Large steam boiler Greater than 300 hp

 

Category Measure Rebate amount
Small steam boiler Economizer non-condensing $10,000
Economizer condensing $13,000
Total dissolved solids blowdown control $4,000
Combustion oxygen trim $16,000
Parallel positioning $9,000
Medium steam boiler Economizer non-condensing $16,000
Economizer condensing $20,000
Total dissolved solids blowdown control $4,000
Combustion oxygen trim $18,000
Parallel positioning $10,000
Large steam boiler Economizer non-condensing $21,000
Economizer condensing $25,000
Total dissolved solids blowdown control $4,000
Combustion oxygen trim $18,000
Parallel positioning $16,000
Any size steam boiler (retrofit only)* Parallel positioning and combustion oxygen trim with controls $49,000
*Retrofit only combination offer not available for new boiler systems or new construction.

How to apply

  1. Contact a gas or mechanical contractor, licensed with Technical Safety BC, to install your boiler(s). Note: some products may be eligible for instant rebates at the point of sale. Visit our Trade Ally Network equipment supplier directory and look for the  icon.
  2. If not eligible for instant rebates, complete your steam boiler rebate application within 365 days of the purchase date (as shown on the paid invoice). Be sure to provide copies of the fully paid invoice including make and model number of the eligible measures purchased and installed.
  3. Once approved, you should receive your rebate within six to eight weeks.
Note: the rebate application link below takes you to Account login. Once you've registered and/or logged in you can start your rebate application. Hint: we recommend using Google Chrome® for the best experience.

Start your rebate application

For more tips on using the online rebate application, read our how-to guide.

Thermal energy service providers (TESP) 

If thermal energy will be supplied to the site by a thermal energy services provider (TESP)1, you’ll need to complete a TESP declaration, and additional processing fees may apply. Please contact your key account manager for more details.

Point-of-sale instant rebates

Looking to purchase high-efficiency equipment and products directly from a supplier? Check out our Trade Ally Network commercial equipment supplier directory. These businesses can help you identify FortisBC rebate-eligible products and participating point-of-sale partners with the instant_rebate_icon icon may offer our rebates at the point of sale. Search the directory.

We're here to help

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

1A TESP is an individual or organization, other than the participant, who owns thermal energy generating assets such as eligible water heaters for the purpose of selling the thermal energy they generate to the participant.