South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP) is pleased to announce that FortisBC, B.C.’s largest energy provider, has joined Greater Victoria’s regional economic agency as a member.
A Canadian-owned, B.C.-based company, FortisBC has more than 2,600 employees across the province and delivers energy to 1.2 million customers in 135 B.C. communities, and 58 First Nations communities. FortisBC is committed to helping its customers lower their emissions and offers renewable and low-carbon energy options, like Renewable Natural Gas, that can play a critical role in meeting the energy needs of customers and supporting climate goals.
“We are thrilled to welcome FortisBC into our agency,” says SIPP Group CEO Emilie de Rosenroll. “Their commitment to innovative and sustainable energy solutions enriches the sector diversity of SIPP’s network on Southern Vancouver Island.”
“FortisBC is proud to join an organization dedicated to fostering economic growth and sustainability while providing safe and reliable energy to British Columbians,” says Ben Nishi, Manager of Commercial Energy Solutions at FortisBC. “SIPP has a high regard for collaboration and supports the communities we provide critical energy services to. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with SIPP to benefit Vancouver Island communities and promote economic opportunities.”
FortisBC is the newest addition to SIPP’s 70+ member collaborative organization. Across the South Island, this membership includes nine municipal governments, nine First Nations, three post-secondaries, along with major regional employers, industry associations and nonprofits.