Renewable Natural Gas for business customers 

Looking to reduce overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions? Renewable Natural Gas1 (RNG) is a low-carbon2 option many B.C. business and commercial customers are taking advantage of.


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 Gas2 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.


Benefits of RNG for your business

  • Reduce overall GHG emissions. By designating more of your gas use as RNG, you’re taking part in the transformation of B.C.’s energy future. Learn more about the environmental benefits of RNG.
  • Choose the best option for your budget. You can choose to designate five, 10, 25, 50 or 100 per cent of your gas use as RNG. Whether you choose a little or a lot, you’re helping to reduce the amount of conventional natural gas needed in the gas system. Compare the cost of RNG blend rates.
  • Keep your current gas appliances and equipment. Because RNG works the same way as conventional natural gas, you can keep your existing gas appliances and equipment—no expensive upgrades necessary.
Choose your RNG blend

One B.C. business's journey to net zero with RNG

We’re excited to be offering sustainable energy options like RNG to our business customers, to help them meet their sustainability goals. Gemma Martini, chief executive officer of Martini Film Studios shares why she chose RNG for her business:

We’ve realized that we can make the biggest impact in reducing GHG emissions if we choose low carbon energy sources. And as a studio the way I do that is I choose to use Renewable Natural Gas from FortisBC. Once we set our objective for net zero, it was RNG that was the largest contributor to reducing our GHG emissions.

Converting to RNG was easy for us because we use the same equipment we had before… Sustainable energy means it’s reliable, affordable, readily available, and environmentally low-impact.

I'm proud of the fact that we've achieved net zero, I'm proud of the fact that I'm in an industry where it's super important to be sustainable. I'm proud of the fact that we are seen as leaders globally in our industry.

Gemma Martini, Chief Executive Officer, Martini Film Studios

Choose your RNG blend

You can designate five, 10, 25, 50 or 100 per cent of your gas use as RNG to help reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions. Log in to Account Online, and select Renewable Natural Gas under the Manage services menu.

To learn more about RNG for your business, connect with an energy solutions manager in your region.

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.