Renewable Natural Gas
Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) is made from organic waste produced by every day activities. As organic matter, such as food or cow manure, rots, it releases methane. For more than 10 years we’ve teamed up with RNG suppliers, including local farms, landfills, green energy companies and municipalities, to capture that methane and purify it to make RNG. Capturing methane that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere, and using it to make renewable energy, makes RNG a carbon neutral energy source. 1
RNG is one way that is helping us meet an ambitious target to reduce our customers’ greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030. Within this target is a goal to have 15 per cent of our natural gas supply be renewable by 2030.
What is Renewable Natural Gas?
When bacteria digest decomposing organic matter, they create raw biogas, which is primarily methane. It can be cleaned and used for energy by our customers.
Environmental benefits of Renewable Natural Gas
Carbon neutral RNG helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also puts organic waste to work, rather than sending it to a landfill. Learn more about the benefits of this sustainable energy source.
Affordable Renewable Natural Gas
It costs as little as $3 extra a month for an average household to support RNG. We have options to suit every budget and a calculator to show how much your monthly contribution will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Renewable Natural Gas safety
Sure it’s clean, but is it safe? Absolutely—the safety of RNG has been studied to ensure it meets the same high standards as conventional natural gas.
Sign up for Renewable Natural Gas
You can choose to designate 5, 10, 25, 50 or 100 per cent of your natural gas as RNG. It’s easy—find out how to do it here.
Become a Renewable Natural Gas supplier
We’re uniquely positioned to purchase RNG from suppliers and inject it into our system. Learn more about the benefits of becoming an RNG supplier.
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.
FortisBC Renewable Natural Gas Leaders
Since we launched the RNG program in 2011, more residential and business customers have signed up each year, helping us expand the program. We feature BC businesses here, recognizing them as Renewable Natural Gas Leaders.
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).