FortisBC is preparing for the worst in light of a reduced supply of natural gas.
The shortage is due to a pipeline explosion is Shelley BC from early October which has only recently been repaired.
While the pipeline itself has been repaired, it will be required to operate at 80 percent capacity, along with its neighbouring supply line, until an NEB review can be completed.
According to Fortis, during a typical BC winter, the lines are operating at constant 100 percent capacity.
As a result, the company is preparing a set of PSAs should supply hit critical levels.
FortisBC says they do have contingency plans in place should the supply drop below customer demand, and that critical services do have back-up alternative sources of fuel.