Natural gas for power generation

We’re helping companies achieve environmental and economic goals with liquefied natural gas (LNG) for remote heat and power generation.

Cost-savings and environmental benefits of natural gas power generation

You could save up to 40 per cent on power generation costs by switching to LNG from diesel. And in addition to reducing costs, you can reduce your carbon footprint as well.

Because natural gas is the cleanest-burning fossil fuel, it can help customers decrease their carbon dioxide emissions, compared with diesel and other higher-carbon fuel options. It can also help improve the air quality in your community, as LNG emits virtually no particulate matter (the harmful microscopic component of air pollution that penetrates deeply into the lungs).

Power generation incentive program 

We recognize the additional cost of an LNG generator can be a barrier for some companies. With our power generation incentive, we can make it more affordable for you to switch—so you can be saving money on your energy bills every month.

Incentives will be calculated on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility requirements

  • companies operating remote heat and power generators in BC
  • Equifax Credit Information Score of 30 or less
  • Equifax Payment Index of 45 days or less

Incentive awards will be made at the entire discretion of FortisBC.

Application process

  1. Complete the application form and send it to ngt@fortisbc.com by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on December 31 of each year to be eligible for the specific incentive period. Note: the base incentive declines each year so we encourage you to apply as early as possible.
  2. Successful applicants must sign a conversion contribution agreement with FortisBC. To get the contribution agreement, please contact Tyson Jerry, sales manager, low carbon transportation and LNG business growth, by calling 604-576-7224 or emailing tyson.jerry@fortisbc.com.
  3. After we’ve received the signed contribution agreement, you can submit a purchase order to arvind.ramakrishnan@fortisbc.com for a natural gas power generator or natural gas conversion kit. 

Incentive application deadline: December 31 

We’re here to help

If you have any questions, please contact:

Arvind Ramakrishnan
Manager, customer solutions NGT and regional LNG
Tel: 604-592-8210
Email: arvind.ramakrishnan@fortisbc.com