Hydro offering new Power Smart rebates

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, the utility said in a statement on Friday, September 26.

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.

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, the statement said. Power Smart has saved enough electricity over this period to power 646,000 homes. The ten-year plan for electricity rates introduced by the provincial government. 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.