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Conserving Natural Gas

On October 9, 2018, an Enbridge-owned natural gas transmission pipeline ruptured near Prince George, BC. Ever since this rupture, the supply of natural gas to the Lower Mainland has been disrupted. Although both pipelines have been repaired and returned to service, they are only operating at 80% of their normal capacity while additional inspections and work continue to be completed.

FortisBC is requesting that customers, and large organizations like school districts, take measures to conserve natural gas. We use natural gas to heat most of our schools and buildings; therefore, we can play a significant role in conserving natural gas during this period.

Our Maintenance and Facilities team will be maintaining room temperatures at an average of 2˚C below normal set points to support conservation efforts. Staff and students are encouraged to wear sweaters and other warm clothing appropriate to the season so that they will still be comfortable at these slightly lower than average temperatures.


More Resources:

  • Watch the FortisBC video to hear how the natural gas system works and why it’s important for everyone to reduce their use:
  • Find energy savings tips and keep up-to-date on the situation at

Current until: Friday, December 14th, 2018
Posted: Tuesday, December 4th, 2018