Fortis Inc. made its first investment in British Columbia with the 2004 purchase of Aquila BC, which owned the West Kootenay Power and Light Company. Fortis Inc. then purchased Terasen Inc. in 2007, which included the Terasen Gas group of companies, a significant expansion. These utilities were renamed FortisBC, which today delivers more energy to BC customers than any other utility in the province. In 2023, the utility met a peak natural gas demand of 1,334 TJ and peak electricity demand of 689 MW.

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electricity customers

  1. FortisBC Electric - an integrated electric utility in the southern interior of BC
  2. FortisBC Energy - the largest distributor of natural gas in British Columbia
  • Owns four hydroelectric generating facilities with combined capacity of 225 MW and 7,300 km of power lines
  • Owns and operates 51,600 km of natural gas pipelines and two liquefied natural gas storage facilities
  • Regulated by the British Columbia Utilities Commission


FortisBC is working to advance a diversified pathway to help British Columbia reach the goals of the CleanBC Roadmap. By using the gas and electricity systems together to meet the needs of homes, businesses and industry, FortisBC believes the province can meet growing energy demands effectively and affordably while still meeting aggressive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets. A key to the success of the diversified pathway is the continued development of renewable and low carbon gases, including Renewable Natural Gas.



FortisBC in the community

FortisBC has a proud history of service to BC communities. From corporate and matching employee donations to investing in community programs and an employee-run charity, FortisBC employees believe in giving back where they live and work.

Also, FortisBC employees generously volunteer their time to projects helping local organizations and communities.

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