VANCOUVER: BC Hydro is offering hundreds of dollars in Power Smart incentives to residential customers to help them save energy and money. The rebates, for Power Smart Month, are available across the province from Oct. 1 to 31.
Customers can get up to a $100 rebate online on a high-efficiency clothes washers or dryers, and a $50 to $75 online rebate for some ENERGY STAR refrigerators.
ENERGY STAR clothes washers, clothes dryers and refrigerators can use at least 15 per cent less energy than non-ENERGY STAR appliances. Using an ENERGY STAR clothes washer, clothes dryer and refrigerator over a non-ENERGY STAR appliance can save customers approximately $150 over the lifetime of an appliance.
Customers can also get in-store instant discounts of $2 to $10 off select ENERGY STAR LED bulbs and light fixtures. ENERGY STAR LEDs use at least 75 per cent less energy than incandescent lighting, saving about $104 over the lifetime of the bulb. Energy efficient light bulbs also last 25,000 hours, or 22 to 25 years based on average household use.
Visit powersmart.ca/deals after Oct. 1 to learn more about all the rebates available.
This year marks the 25th anniversary for Power Smart in British Columbia. Power Smart has saved enough electricity over this period to power 646,000 homes. The 10-year plan for electricity rates introduced by the Province of B.C. and BC Hydro last fall includes $1.6 billion in funding for Power Smart programs to allow British Columbians to save electricity and save money.