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FortisBC is offering incentives up to $49,000 to improve your steam plant’s energy performance when making energy-efficiency upgrades to a new or existing steam boiler system.

Available Incentives

Category Description Measure Incentive Amount
Small steam boiler Less than 150 hp Economizer non-condensing $10,000
Economizer condensing $13,000
Total dissolved solids blowdown control $4,000
Combustion oxygen trim $16,000
Parallel positioning $9,000
Medium steam boiler Greater than 151 hp and less than 300 hp Economizer non-condensing $16,000
Economizer condensing $20,000
Total dissolved solids blowdown control $4,000
Combustion oxygen trim $18,000
Parallel positioning $10,000
Large steam boiler Greater than 301 hp Economizer non-condensing $21,000
Economizer condensing $25,000
Total dissolved solids blowdown control $4,000
Combustion oxygen trim $18,000
Parallel positioning $16,000
Any size steam boiler (retrofit only)* Parallel positioning and combustion oxygen trim with controls $49,000

*Retrofit only combination offer not available for new boiler systems or new construction.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a FortisBC natural gas customer under any rate class except Rate 1.
  • You must be a property owner or long-term leaseholder of an existing building or a builder/developer or property owner of a new construction project.
  • Steam boilers must be used to meet your site’s steam loads, e.g. process load, sanitization or space heating.
  • Steam boilers installed to meet other operational needs (e.g. backup, standby or secondary boilers) are not eligible.
  • The steam boilers must use natural gas only.
  •  Purchase date of products (as shown on the paid invoice) must be after February 1, 2019.
  • Full eligibility requirements can be found on the FortisBC website.

How to Apply

  1. Carefully read the terms and conditions to confirm your eligibility.
  2. Purchase qualifying products and have them installed by a contractor licensed with Technical Safety BC.
  3. Complete your steam boiler rebate application and email it to industrialrebates@fortisbc.com.
    • Be sure to provide copies of the fully paid invoice including make and model number of the eligible measures purchased and installed.

 Deadlines

  • You must submit an application and supporting documentation no later than 365 days after the purchase date of the product(s) (as shown on the paid invoice).

Other

  • If thermal energy will be supplied to the site by a thermal energy services provider (TESP)*, you’ll need to complete a TESP declaration, and additional processing fees may apply. Please contact your key account manager for more details.
    • A TESP is an individual or organization, other than the participant, who owns thermal energy generating assets such as eligible water heaters for the purpose of selling the thermal energy they generate to the participant.
  • Check out our incentive search tool for other energy efficiency upgrades incentives.
  • Did you see a building science or energy efficiency term you did not understand? Check out our glossary.
  • Learn more and apply for incentives by visiting FortisBC.
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Program Contact Information

Contact your Key Account Manager or email the program.

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