The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George is entering into a 20-year agreement to have FortisBC purchase raw landfill gas from the Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill.
Fortis BC will purify and inject it into the natural gas distribution system as renewable natural gas. The regional district used the alternate approval process to secure elector assent for the plan
As part of the agreement, FortisBC will finance, construct and operate the plant required to process the raw landfill gas for injection into their system. The regional district will continue its role in being responsible for upgrades and maintenance to the landfill gas collection system to ensure it will meet its obligations for quantity and quality of gas to be supplied through the agreement.
The regional district is slated to receive between $75,000-$145,000 annually from FortisBC for the supply of landfill gas.
Now that elector approval has been given, the RDFFG and FortisBC will seek to finalize the agreement subject to approval by the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC).