FortisBC will be taking at least a little bit of strain off of the shoulders of this season’s wildfire evacuees.
Any customer who was under an evacuation order this summer will not be charged for energy used while they were away.
The company made the announcement yesterday, calling it a small token to assist them.
A total of 2,623 FortisBC customers were under evacuation orders and will be fully credited.
While the company will not be crediting those placed under alerts, they are encouraged to contact FortisBC to discuss their situation.
The announcement is similar to one already made by BC Hydro in early September.