Renewable Natural Gas

Renewable Natural Gas1 (RNG) is playing a key role in how we’re transforming BC’s energy future by helping our customers reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. For more than a decade we’ve worked with farms, landfills, green energy companies and municipalities in British Columbia and elsewhere to make and deliver RNG.

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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.

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What is Renewable Natural Gas?

Did you know RNG is not a fossil fuel? It’s a low-carbon2 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

How much does Renewable Natural Gas cost?

RNG costs as little as $3 extra a month for an average household. We have options to suit every budget and a calculator to show how your RNG blend will reduce GHG emissions.

Renewable Natural Gas rates

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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

Reducing emissions with low-carbon energy captured from organic waste. Using RNG means using less conventional natural gas, which reduces 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 0.29 grams of carbon dioxide equivalent per megajoule of energy (gCO2e/MJ). FortisBC’s current RNG portfolio lifecycle emissions 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.