BC fleets now have a new place to fill up with CNG. The first public access compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling station has opened in Kelowna. This station expands the province's CNG network and will help enable fleet operators to easily travel from the Lower Mainland to the Interior without worrying about refuelling.
"Having fleets adopt natural gas helps the province meet its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals, and improves air quality in the communities in which they operate," said Sarah Smith, director of NGT, regional LNG and RNG with FortisBC.
"By providing fleet owners and operators incentives to adopt natural gas, we're reinforcing our position as an active partner and leader in reducing GHG emissions in British Columbia (BC) while also reducing costs for our customers."
This investment in lower carbon transportation infrastructure is part of a path to meaningful emission reductions outlined in FortisBC's 30BY30 Target announced last week.
Transportation accounts for about 40 percent of all provincial GHG emissions and, as such, is a targeted opportunity within 30BY30. FortisBC is committed to helping fleet owners and operators across BC adopt natural gas as a transportation fuel so they reduce their emissions as well as cut their fuel costs by up to 50 percent.
The new is located to fuel medium to large CNG-fuelled vehicles in the area. This project, also made possible by funding from Natural Resources Canada, is the latest in a series of projects in partnership with the City of Kelowna.
"This is an important investment in Kelowna, one that contributes to our economy while also providing transportation companies with an option to lower carbon emissions," said Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran.