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 local farms, landfills, green energy companies and municipalities to make and deliver RNG.

What is Renewable Natural Gas?

Did you know RNG is not a fossil fuel? It’s a low-carbon energy2 for homes and businesses—learn more about RNG and how we make it.

So, what is Renewable Natural Gas anyway?

Renewable Natural Gas is affordable

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 much your monthly contribution will reduce 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

Low-carbon RNG helps reduce 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.

Environmental benefits of Renewable Natural Gas

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 Renewable Natural Gas (also called biomethane).

2FortisBC uses the term renewable and low-carbon gas to refer collectively to the low-carbon gases or fuels that the utility can acquire under the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation, which are: Renewable Natural Gas (RNG or biomethane), hydrogen, synthesis gas (from wood waste) and lignin. FortisBC’s RNG portfolio currently includes only renewable natural gas. Other gases and fuels may be added to the program over time. Depending on their source, all of these gases have differing levels of lifecycle carbon intensity. However, all of these gases are low carbon when compared to the lifecycle carbon intensity of conventional natural gas. The current burner tip carbon intensity of RNG is 0.29gCO2e/MJ and the current RNG portfolio lifecycle emissions are -22gCO2e/MJ. This is below B.C.’s carbon intensity threshold for low-carbon gases of 36.4 gCO2e/MJ set out in the 2021 B.C. Hydrogen Strategy.