Hydro partners with Cooper’s, Sears and RONA

BC Hydro is partnering with Revelstoke retailers — Cooper’s, Sears and RONA — to provide increased rebates and incentives for energy-efficient products this October to celebrate Power Smart Month, says a statement from the provincial utility.

The partnership, which includes 400 other retailers across BC, allows customers to receive instant in-store discounts ranging from $3 to $12 off of the price of select specialty ENERGY STAR compact fluorescent light bulbs and fixtures. Some retailers are also offering instant rebates ranging from $80 to $600 on select ENERGY STAR televisions.

Lighting, electronics and appliance “deals of the week” will be featured in the Power Smart section of the BC Hydro website all month long, the statement said.

As a new initiative, BC Hydro is also using social media to reach even more customers. B.C. residents who follow the BC Hydro Twitter channel or “like” the BC Hydro Facebook fan page will be eligible for $5 London Drugs gift cards. The gift card is valid for use towards the purchase of energy-efficient products.

BC Hydro also offers mail-in rebates on select ENERGY STAR refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers and clothes washers. Details on mail-in rebates and coupons for seasonal LEDs, drying racks and energy saving kits can be found on powersmart.ca.

As a bonus only during October, BC Hydro is offering free (working) freezer removal in addition to the year-round Fridge Buy Back program that removes spare energy-guzzling fridges. Customers can call 604-881-4357 or 1-866-516-4357 if outside the Lower Mainland.

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. BC Hydro works with retail partners to increase some of our offers above and beyond the incentives that are available throughout the year to encourage British Columbians to adopt energy-efficient products. 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.