Meet our Renewable Natural Gas suppliers

We wouldn’t be able to offer the Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) program without our dedicated local suppliers. Collectively, we’ve invested a lot into this program because we understand the environmental benefits and the potential for RNG to chart a pathway for both sustainable energy and a sustainable business model.

Increasing our supply of RNG is one of the ways we’re working towards our goal of 15 per cent of our natural gas supply being from renewable sources by 2030. This supports our 30BY30 target to reduce our customers’ greenhouse gas emissions 30 per cent by 2030.

Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, Metro Vancouver

Location: Richmond, BC

Operation: The Lulu Island wastewater treatment plant uses anaerobic digestion to break down organic matter in the wastewater. This produces biogas which is upgraded into biomethane. This biomethane mixes seamlessly with conventional natural gas in existing natural gas lines to deliver carbon neutral energy throughout the province.

FortisBC's role: FortisBC will own and operate an interconnection facility on the site that will connect the project to FortisBC’s natural gas system.

Annual production:Approximately 60,000 gigajoules of Renewable Natural Gas each year, which is enough energy to heat around 660 BC homes annually.

Website: Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant

Tidal Energy/StormFisher

Location: London, Ontario

Operation: Tidal Energy purchases all Renewable Natural Gas from StormFisher who injects it into Enbridge Gas’ natural gas system.

FortisBC's role: FortisBC purchases the Renewable Natural Gas through Enbridge Gas’ natural gas system.

Annual production: Approximately 120,000 gigajoules of Renewable Natural Gas each year, which is enough energy to heat around 1,300 BC homes annually.

Website: Tidal Energy and StormFisher

Fraser Valley Biogas

Peter Schouten of Fraser Valley Bio Gas standing in front of his farm's barn and digesters. (18-150.6)

Location: Abbotsford, BC

Operation: combines anaerobic digestion and a biogas upgrading plant to produce RNG from agricultural waste and commercial food processing waste.

FortisBC’s role: we operate the interconnection facility at this project, monitoring gas quality and connecting this source of Renewable Natural Gas to customers.

Operation byproducts: nutrient-rich fertilizer for use on surrounding farms

Annual production: 90,000 gigajoules of Renewable Natural Gas, which is enough to heat more than 1,000 homes for a year.2

Website: EverGen

Glenmore Landfill

An overview image of the Renewable Natural Gas facility at Glenmore Landfill (18-150.6)

Location: Kelowna, BC

Operation: biogas created from landfill waste is captured and cleaned so it can be injected into the local natural gas distribution system.

FortisBC’s role: we own and operate the biogas upgrading plant, working in co-operation with the City of Kelowna.

Annual production: Approximately 65,000 gigajoules of Renewable Natural Gas in the first full year of operation, which is enough to heat more than 700 homes.2 Over the project life, this annual amount is expected to double.

Website: Glenmore Landfill

Salmon Arm Landfill

A overview image of Renewable Natural Gas upgrader equipment (18-150.6)

Location: Salmon Arm, BC

Operation: biogas created from landfill waste is captured and cleaned so it can be injected into the local natural gas distribution system. Since it began production, the project has won a Sustainable Community Award.

FortisBC’s role: we own and operate the biogas upgrading plant, working with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District.

Annual production: approximately 16,000 gigajoules of Renewable Natural Gas, which is enough energy to heat more than 170 homes for a year.2

Website: Salmon Arm Landfill Gas Capture Project

Seabreeze Dairy Farm

The owner Seabreeze dairy farm standing in front of an aerobic digester (18-150.6)

Location: Delta, BC

Operation: combines anaerobic digestion and a biogas upgrading plant to produce RNG from the manure of the farm’s dairy cows and organic waste from the Metro Vancouver area.

FortisBC’s role: we operate the interconnection facility at this project, monitoring gas quality and connecting this source of Renewable Natural Gas to customers.

Operation byproducts: hygienic bedding for the farm’s cows and a nutrient-rich digestate which becomes fertilizer for growing crops to feed the cows, creating a sustainable loop of food, waste and energy.

Annual production: 45,000 gigajoules of Renewable Natural Gas, which is enough to heat about 500 homes for a year.2

Website: Seabreeze Dairy Farm

Surrey Biofuel Facility

The inside of the Surrey bio gas facility. (18-150.6)

Location: Surrey, BC

Operation:  a closed loop organics processing operation collects and processes curbside organic waste from Surrey residents and businesses. Biogas produced by the facility is captured and upgraded to Renewable Natural Gas. This gas will eventually be used to power Surrey’s waste collection trucks as well as the city’s growing fleet of natural gas-fuelled vehicles.

FortisBC’s role: we operate the interconnection facility at this project, monitoring gas quality and connecting this source of Renewable Natural Gas to customers.

Operation byproducts: compost

Annual production: the Surrey Biofuel Facility will produce approximately 100,000 gigajoules of Renewable Natural Gas, which is enough energy to heat more than 1,100 homes for a year.2

Website: Surrey Biofuel Facility

Location: Lethbridge, Alberta

Operation: Collects animal waste from livestock operation and uses a biogas upgrader to upgrade to biomethane. This biomethane mixes seamlessly with conventional natural gas in existing natural gas lines to deliver carbon neutral energy.

FortisBC's role: FortisBC brings the Renewable Natural Gas into its system from Lethbridge, Alberta

Annual production: Approximately 350,000 gigajoules of Renewable Natural Gas each year, which is enough energy to meet the annual natural gas needs of approximately 3,300 homes.

Website: Lethbridge Biogas

Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Operation: The wastewater treatment plant uses anaerobic digestion to break down organic matter in the wastewater. This produces biogas which is upgraded into biomethane. This biomethane mixes seamlessly with conventional natural gas in existing natural gas lines to deliver carbon neutral energy.

FortisBC's role: FortisBC will purchase the Renewable Natural Gas from Shell Energy

Annual production: Approximately 500,000 gigajoules of Renewable Natural Gas each year, which is enough energy to meet the natural gas needs of approximately 5,500 BC homes.

Website: Shell Energy North America (Canada) Inc.

Upcoming projects

RNG production facilities are under construction at the City of Vancouver’s landfill in Delta, BC. In Fruitvale, BC, REN Energy International Corporation is building a first-of-its-kind facility to produce RNG from wood waste. The Capital Regional District is working with FortisBC on a supply contract for Victoria’s Hartland Landfill.

1Renewable Natural Gas 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 carbon neutral Renewable Natural Gas (also called biomethane).
2Number of homes based on average Lower Mainland use of 90 GJ annually.