EverGen announces BC Utilities Commission approves RNG off-take agreement at Abbotsford facility
Maryam FaragEnvironment Facilities Maintenance Energy canada energy environment maintenance manufacturing
EverGen Infrastructure Corp., Canada’s Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Infrastructure Platform, announced that the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) has approved the RNG off-take agreement with FortisBC Energy Inc. (FortisBC) for the company’s anaerobic digester expansion project at its Net Zero Waste Abbotsford Inc. (NZWA) composting and organic processing facility in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
The company previously announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, NZWA, entered into a 20-year offtake agreement with FortisBC. Under the agreement, FortisBC will purchase up to 173,000 gigajoules of RNG annually for injection into its natural gas system. The project is expected to convert municipal and commercial organic waste into enough energy to meet the needs of approximately 1,900 residential homes.
“The approval of the RNG offtake agreement for our anerobic digester project by BCUC marks an important milestone for the NZWA expansion project and moves the facility one step closer to having an even greater positive impact on our environment and reducing the negative effects of climate change,” said Chase Edgelow, Co-Founder and CEO, EverGen. “Not only does our renewable natural gas platform and this project provide a positive solution and the highest end use for organic waste in the Lower Mainland region, it is also contributing to the use of carbon-neutral renewable fuel sources and captures emissions that would otherwise be released into the environment.”
Increasing the amount of renewable gas in FortisBC’s system is key to the organization achieving its 30BY30 target – a goal to reduce its customers’ greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030.
“Renewable Natural Gas is key to a lower carbon future for BC, capturing methane that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere and repurposing it as carbon neutral energy in our existing natural gas system,” said Scott Gramm, Manager of Renewable Gas Supply, FortisBC. “Adding new RNG supply is crucial in lowering provincial emissions and we’re happy to welcome EverGen to our list of RNG suppliers who are helping make that possible.”