FortisBC helps Trail with streetlight upgrades

It’s not often – at least in recent memory – the City of Trail has received a sizable cheque during a council meeting. But that’s what happened on Monday. Doug Lamminen, technical advisor from FortisBC’s Conservation and Energy Management team, presented Trail council with a cheque for $44,660 to …

FortisBC’s gas line hits on the rise in Kelowna

The number of natural gas line damages from digging is increasing, and people in Kelowna are a culprit, according to FortisBC. The company is asking for anyone doing excavation work to call or click before digging. “It’s important to remember that whether you’re excavating, gardening or even planting …

Return of the Osprey

FortisBC and the Ministry of Transportation have set up cameras across the province so everyone can watch the osprey’s as they return from migration and take up residence in manufactured nests, many which are equipped with cameras. Tanya Lang Ghar with FortisBC says the program protects the …

FortisBC project revives key Lower Mainland gas line

One of the Lower Mainland’s key gas lines is getting a new lease on life. A 20-kilometre gas line running from Vancouver to the nearby city of Coquitlam is nearing the end of its operating life after 60 years of service and will soon be replaced. “The existing line dates back to the 1950s. That’s why we’re …

Transformer in harm’s way

Those driving along Loseth Road on Kirschner Mountain might not even notice the crack on the side of the road. But a closer look will show a shift in the ground that spans almost 15 metres. The worst part, it’s right beside a FortisBC transformer. “Currently, our crews are monitoring the situation,” said …

Number of natural gas line hits rising

British Columbia averages more than three natural gas line hits per day. SURREY, BC, April 17, 2018 /CNW/ – FortisBC is committed to helping British Columbians work safely around natural gas lines and underground electrical cables. In 2017, there were …

5000 in the dark

Some residents have had their power restored after a large outage left over 5,000 people without power. It appears just under 2,000 people are still without power. The cause of the outage is still unknown and FortisBC crews are on scene working to rest…

Power back on!

https://outages.fortisbc.com/Outages/Home/OutageMap. UPDATE 6:00 a.m.. Power has now been restored to most of downtown Kelowna this morning according to Fortis. No word yet on what caused the outage. UPDATE: 12:25 p.m.. Some residents have had their po…

5000 without power

FortisBC crews are responding to a large power outage in the downtown core leaving 5,000 people in the dark. Mayor Colin Basran tweeted “just went out in our neighborhood in downtown Kelowna” at 10:57 p.m. on Wednesday. Numerous Castanet readers have also said their power has been out …

Squirrel chews power line

Turns out the power outage in downtown Kelowna which left thousands in the dark for hours was likely caused by a squirrel. Tanya Laing Gahr, Corporate Communications Advisor with Fortis B.C. tells Castanet, “they weren’t sure at first what caused the outage but sometimes wildlife gets into the wires …

Green Home Show teaches energy efficiency

“Another program that FortisBC has is the ECAP, which is the Energy Conservation Assistance Program, and for people that have a lower income, Fortis actually will provide a free energy assessment of their home. If things need to be upgraded, like a furnace or a very old fridge that’s taking a lot of …

Osprey TV back on the air in Osoyoos

The image right now might be as much fun as watching a haircut, but stay tuned — there’s no telling what you might see in the Town of Osoyoos’ Osprey website. The Town has switched on its live feed from a web camera installed to watch over an osprey nest discovered on a FortisBC power pole in the …

BC landslide prompts state of local emergency

FortisBC has been on site assessing the potential risk to a gas main located near the slide. (District of Summerland). A landslide in B.C.’s Okanagan has prompted the District of Summerland to declare a state of local emergency for two properties west of Lake Okanagan. The Friday landslide was …

FortisBC boosting LNG shipments to China

FortisBC said it has delivered two two-container shipments to CERCG to Shanghai earlier this year, after filling Canada’s first LNG shipment to China late last year. “FortisBC is exploring opportunities to provide small-scale customers in China with LNG to help them achieve their goals of reducing air …

FortisBC Expanding LNG Exports to China

FortisBC said March 29 it is ramping up its LNG exports to China, and is currently filling 20 ISO containers from its small-scale Tilbury liquefaction facility in the Lower Mainland of BC for delivery to China Energy Reserve and Chemicals Group (CERCG)…

FortisBC sending another shipment of LNG to China

DELTA, B.C. — FortisBC says it has partnered with the China Energy Reserve and Chemicals Group to export more liquified natural gas to help meet growing demand in that country, with another shipment of LNG ready to set sail in the near future. FortisBC said today that twenty LNG containers are …

FortisBC to ship more Canadian LNG to China

China’s desire for liquefied natural gas is growing and China Energy Reserve and Chemicals Group is working with FortisBC to export Canadian LNG to help meet that demand. Twenty LNG containers are currently being filled for CERCG at FortisBC’s Tilbury facility and will set sail for China shortly.

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