British Columbia Utility Fortis Seeks Additional Biomethane for Energy

British Columbia Utility Fortis Seeks Additional Biomethane for Energy

British Columbia utility FortisBC is seeking additional biomethane suppliers for its renewable natural gas program.

The subsidiary of St. John’s, Newfoundland-based Fortis Inc. said in a news release it is seeking an additional supply of up to one petajoule, or enough natural gas to provide heat and hot water for about 10,000 homes annually.

The company is seeking submissions from landfills, wastewater treatment plants, farms and agricultural businesses, and other biogas producers.

"Demand from our renewable natural gas customers has resulted in the need for further biogas supply in our system," said Doug Stout, vice president of energy solutions and external relations. "Our focus is to help put waste to good use by working with suppliers to develop this energy source for our customers."

Two projects currently supply biomethane to FortisBC, with five others under development or construction.

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