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FortisBC is offering various incentives for completing a steam trap audit or upgrading your natural gas-fired steam trap system to reduce steam loss through leaking failed-open traps.

Available Incentives

Type Requirements Rebate
Steam trap audit
  • for the cost of a qualified third-party contractor to perform the audit
 50 per cent – up to $10,000
Steam trap replacement
  • steam trap audit must have been completed at the facility to be eligible for steam trap replacement rebates
  • replacement of failed-open traps identified during the steam trap audit must be completed within six months of the audit
  • only failed-open traps being replaced are eligible for rebates; failed-closed traps are not eligible
  • steam trap repairs are not eligible for rebates
 $250 per failed-open stream trap   replaced

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a FortisBC natural gas customer under any rate class except Rate 1.
  • You must be an owner or long-term leaseholder of an existing commercial or industrial building.
  • The steam system must be primarily natural gas-fired.  Up to a maximum of 25% of the steam system can be multi-fuel or non-natural gas-fired steam.
  • Note: Systems not meeting these requirements may still be eligible, however are subject to program pre-approval from FortisBC.  Contact the program administration listed at the bottom of this page.

How to Apply

  1. Review all terms and conditions to confirm your eligibility.
  2. Complete a steam trap audit either internally or by using a qualified third-party contractor.
  3. Replace failed steam traps at your facility within 6 months of the steam trap audit.
    • Only replacements of failed-open steam traps are eligible for incentives.
  4. Complete the steam trap incentive application. Your incentive application must include:
    • a completed steam trap audit report,
    • a paid steam trap audit invoice (if a third-party contractor performed the audit)
    • a paid steam trap replacement invoice showing the product type, quantity, make, model number and total installation cost (before taxes).
  5. Email the completed and signed application form and scanned copies of all supporting documentation to industrialrebates@fortisbc.com.


  • You must submit an application and supporting documentation no later than 365 days after the purchase date of the product(s) as shown on the paid invoice.


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Program Contact Information

If you have questions, contact your key account manager or email.