BC Hydro has a game for you

Revelstoke Dam is one of 40 B.C. landmarks featured in the board game Earthopoly: Team Power Smart Edition. The limited edition is being released by BC Hydro in celebration of Power Smart Month for purchase by Team Power Smart members only, says a statement from the giant utility.

“More than 250,000 British Columbians have already joined Team Power Smart and have made a commitment to reduce their energy consumption by at least 10 per cent. We would like to build on that even further,” Lisa Coltart, executive director of Power Smart and Customer Care at BC Hydro, said in the statement. “We recognize the importance of keeping people engaged and providing new conservation solutions and ideas. This limited edition of Earthopoly provides a great way for families and friends to have some fun while reinforcing those positive practices.”

A limited number of games are available exclusively to Team Power Smart members as a collector’s item until Dec. 31, while quantities last. The cost of the game is $19.99 (+tax) with discounts available for games purchased in bulk.

Each property featured in the game contains educational information on conservation as well as a brief history about the location featured. For example, players will learn that Revelstoke Dam produces over 7500 gigawatt hours of electricity annually, enough energy to power 600,000 homes. Other properties in the game include the Peace River, the W.A.C. Bennett Dam and the province of B.C. itself.

Each year, BC Hydro hosts Power Smart Month in October to educate customers on the benefits and ease of conservation at the time when energy consumption begins to increase for the colder months. Every person that commits to reducing their energy consumption helps B.C. meet its goal of meeting 66 per cent of the province’s new electricity needs through conservation by 2020.

for more information about Team Power Smart and for full purchasing details, visit bchydro.com.