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Terasen Gas is now FortisBC

The company that provides many of us with power is now a gas provider as well.

Terasen Gas will now be known as FortisBC. Not much will change aside from the name on the bill and the side of the trucks, assures Nancy MacLeod, manager of corporate communications at FortisBC.

“It’s essentially business as usual in that gas customers will continue to get a gas bill and an electric bill,” MacLeod says. “But both of the bills will come from FortisBC.”

The FortisBC logo has also been updated.

“This just allows us to bring all of the operations a bit closer under a shared name,” she says.

FortisBC purchased Terasen Gas in 2007.

MacLeod says the gas and electric operations when combined, deliver more energy than any other B.C. utility and will allow them to align their strengths and resources over time to offer better solutions to their customers.

The company also wants to make sure that people in communities it serves know about the change.

“We just want to make sure that they recognize that when someone comes to their door with a FortisBC logo on their service truck or something like that, they know that that’s their natural gas provider,” she adds, “and not think it’s someone else.”

The customer and emergency numbers will not change and are still operational.

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