Security deposits

Whether you’re a natural gas or electricity customer, there may be times when FortisBC reserves the right to establish a credit history with you. 

Opening a residential gas or electricity account

If you want to open a residential account with us, you may be asked to pay a security deposit.

Opening a commercial gas or electricity account

All commercial customers, both gas and electricity, will need to pay a security deposit.

How much is a deposit?

Natural gas account - the amount of a standard security deposit is equal to the total of the two highest, consecutive monthly gas bills at the account address. 

Electricity account - the amount of a standard security deposit is based on three months’ average consumption at the account address.  

How to pay a deposit

Security deposits, for gas and electricity accounts, will be included on your first bill and can be paid by your choice of payment method.

We’re here to help

Natural gas accounts - homes & small businesses: 

1-888-224-2710, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Electricity accounts - homes & businesses:

1-866-436-7847, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.