Forestry takes out power

FortisBC says two separate incidents were behind large power outages in the South Okanagan and Boundary on Wednesday night. Power was knocked out to 4,000 people from Christina Lake to Carmi, including Rock Creek, Midway and Grand Forks when a forestry…

LETTER: FortisBC responds

In response to Rick Knodel’s recent letter (Government must heal in corporate (FortisBC) profits, Osoyoos Times, January 10) and Lyonel Doherty’s editorial (Giving us fair deal is ‘complicated’, Oliver Chronicle, January 10), I would like to clarify a few points raised. First, it should be understood that any …

FortisBC Street Team

At FortisBC, we deliver the energy our customers need safely and reliably, at the lowest reasonable cost. We deliver more energy than any other utility in B.C., approximately 21 per cent of the total.

$200K in GPS gear stolen

In a presentation to the Regional District Okanagan Similkameen board on Thursday, FortisBC representatives outlined its rate design application to the B.C. Utilities Commission, which includes wiping out two-tier billing and reverting to a “flat rate” for residential customers over the next five years.

RDOS to intervene in FortisBC rate structure

The regional district is forging ahead with its plan to fight FortisBC’s controversial rate structure. On Jan. 4 the board will discuss its intervention process to challenge the utility company’s two-tier rate structure in hopes to replace it with a flat rate option for customers. In the report, staff recommends …

Thousands lost power during Tuesday snowstorm

Snow laden trees during Tuesday’s blizzard were at the root of 7,000+ households losing electricity later in the night. “The outages were weather related, the result of trees falling on our lines as a result of the heavy snowfall,” FortisBC’s Nicole Bogdanovic told the Trail Times. “Crews restored power to …

Central Okanagan roads remain icy

FortisBC is working to repair damage to a power pole caused by a motor vehicle along McKinley Road that occurred at about 2:30 p.m. To safely make repairs, we’ve had to turn off power to about 380 customers in the McKinley Landing area, including some addresses along Glenmore Road,” said …

Multiple power outages plaguing Kelowna customers

… to get the lights back on.” One outage is between Knox Mountain and McKinley Landing, affecting 161 customers. The three others outages are south of Highway 97, affecting 78, 52 and 29 customers. There’s no estimated time of restoration for any of the outages, but FortisBC crews are on the issue.

Crashes all over town

“Given the winter road conditions, this is a good reminder to stay safe in the event you come into contact with a power pole. If you’re involved in an accident where poles or wires are involved, it’s important to remain calm, stay in your vehicle, and wait until help arrives. Call 911 and wait until FortisBC can …

Canada’s first LNG shipment arrives in China

“It is just the beginning of the golden age of natural gas,” Calvin Xu, CEO of True North Energy, which oversaw the logistics of the shipment, said in an update on FortisBC’s website. “There are still huge opportunities for BC to supply LNG to China.” True North partnered with China-based CIMC ENRIC …

No FortisBC rate increases to begin 2018

No FortisBC rate increases to begin 2018. SHARE ON: Wylie Henderson, staff Wednesday, Dec. 13th, 2017. A drop in the price for natural gas means savings for local FortisBC customers. Spokeswoman Nicole Bogdanovic says the annual decrease is six per cen…

No January rate increases, announces FortisBC

But there will be one bill we might not dread quite as much as in past years. For the first time since 2013, Kootenay residents won’t see their electricity and gas bills go up in January. FortisBC announced Wednesday that rates for electricity customers will remain the same as 2017, albeit for the interim, …

Few without power

Southeast Kelowna suffered a widespread power outage Sunday morning after a pickup hit a utility power pole on Pooley Road. The driver is reported to have fled the scene and the RCMP conducted a search. The FortisBC website said electricity to 500 cust…

New power line would cut through Ladner

FortisBC continues to look at adding a new power line that would cut through Ladner. A FortisBC spokesperson said they heard the feedback from the community and are committed to making changes to the proposed route to minimize impacts as much as possib…

Vancouver, FortisBC to cooperate on energy efficiency

The city and FortisBC will also work to enhance the existing methane extraction system at the Vancouver landfill to capture and clean up methane that is currently flared for use as renewable natural gas (RNG). “By working together, we’re finding solutions whereby we can get more efficient appliances in, …

TSX Up Slightly at Thursday Open

FortisBC said British Columbia has sent its first shipment of liquefied natural gas to China, part of a pilot project to test the feasibility of small-scale LNG exports by container ship from the Pacific Coast province to global … FortisBC’s parent company, Fortis Inc., started the session up nine cents to $48.03.

FortisBC makes first LNG shipment to China

SURREY, B.C.—FortisBC says it has shipped 950 gigajoules of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Vancouver to China, marking the industry’s first shipment to the Asian country. The move is part of a pilot project aimed to determine long-term feasibility of B.C. LNG shipments to China. FortisBC’s Tilbury …

Canada Ships Symbolic Cargo to China

FortisBC has been liquefying natural gas at Tilbury in the western Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) since 1971 to supplement gas supplies during the coldest winter days. Recently, it has expanded its provision to remote communities, and as a …

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