Renewable Natural Gas

Renewable Natural Gas1 (RNG) is a low-carbon2 energy and can help B.C. reach its climate action goals and provides an option for our customers to reduce overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. For more than a decade we’ve worked with farms, landfills, green energy companies and municipalities to make and deliver RNG.


Please note: With recent approval from the British Columbia Utilities Commission, all gas customers will have a portion of their gas automatically designated as Renewable Natural Gas1 beginning July 1, 2024. This will support B.C.’s clean energy transformation. No action is required from customers, and we’ll keep you up to date as more information becomes available.


What is Renewable Natural Gas?

Did you know RNG is not a fossil fuel? It’s a low-carbon energy for homes and businesses—learn more about RNG and how we make it.

So, what is Renewable Natural Gas anyway?

About Renewable Natural Gas delivery

Compare the cost of RNG

You can choose to designate more of your gas use as RNG for as little as $3 extra a month for an average household. See how overall GHG emissions can be reduced depending on your RNG blend.

Renewable Natural Gas ­blend rates

Choose your RNG blend

As of July 1, 2024, your monthly gas bill will automatically have one per cent of your gas use designated as RNG, known as RNG blend. You can choose to designate up to 100 per cent of your gas use as RNG through the voluntary RNG program.

Voluntary RNG program

Current Renewable Natural Gas suppliers

We couldn’t offer the RNG program without our dedicated suppliers. Check out the farms, landfills and municipalities that are helping us put waste to work, creating sustainable energy.

Meet our Renewable Natural Gas suppliers

Environmental benefits of Renewable Natural Gas

We're reducing overall emissions with low-carbon energy captured from organic waste. Using RNG means using less conventional natural gas, which reduces overall GHG emissions.

Learn more about the benefits of this sustainable energy source

1Renewable Natural Gas (also called RNG or biomethane) is produced in a different manner than conventional natural gas. It is derived from biogas, which is produced from decomposing organic waste from landfills, agricultural waste and wastewater from treatment facilities. The biogas is captured and cleaned to create RNG. When RNG is added to North America’s natural gas system, it mixes with conventional natural gas. This means we’re unable to direct RNG to a specific customer. But the more RNG is added to the gas system, the less conventional natural gas is needed, thereby reducing the use of fossil fuels and overall greenhouse gas emissions.

2When compared to the lifecycle carbon intensity of conventional natural gas. The burner tip emission factor of FortisBC’s current Renewable Natural Gas (also called RNG or biomethane) portfolio is 0.27 grams of carbon dioxide equivalent per megajoule of energy (gCO2e/MJ). FortisBC’s current RNG portfolio lifecycle emissions for stationary combustion are -22 gCO2e/MJ. This is below B.C.’s low carbon threshold for lifecycle carbon intensity of 36.4 gCO2e/MJ as set out in the 2021 B.C. Hydrogen Strategy.