FortisBC has confirmed that it is considering further expansion of its Tilbury LNG facility.
In a reproduction of an article originally published in the Delta Optimist, Doug Stout, Vice President, Market Development & External Relations, said that the further expansion would be in addition to the expanded operations that are currently underway and set to come online in 2016.
Mr Stout said: “Hawaiian Electric is interested in LNG supplied from Tilbury to help the islands transition off its dependency on imported oil-based power generation. Leaders there have committed to aggressive renewable energy goals including a shift to 100% renewables by 2045. They believe natural gas is superior to oil for fuel as a bridge to that goal. Last August, we signed a conditional supply agreement that is still subject to approvals in [British Columbia] and Hawaii.
“At this point we’re still working through all of the details of what would be needed for the potential expansion to serve Hawaii, and are conducting early design work. One of the key components of our early planning process is sitting down with our neighbours in Delta and other stakeholders to share information about what the future could look like and gather feedback.”
Mr Stout continued: “We’re evolving our Tilbury LNG facility in a responsible way to meet the needs of our existing and future customers, while continuing to provide direct benefits to local communities.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/liquefaction/01072015/fortisbc-considering-tilbury-lng-expansion-969/