Energy saving kits help low-income customers reduce energy consumption and costs
VANCOUVER – Energy consumption can increase, on average, by 88 per cent, in the colder, darker, winter months. Cost can be a barrier to energy conservation and BC Hydro, in partnership with FortisBC, is offering free energy saving kits that will help eligible households manage their electricity use this winter.
Each kit includes simple, easy-to-install products such as LED bulbs, weather stripping products, high performance showerheads and water-saving aerators. These products can help eligible customers save more than $80 in electricity costs each year.
BC Hydro representatives will be at various food banks and Christmas bureaus to distribute the kits directly to customers. Customers must bring their most recent BC Hydro bill to help with the application process.
Since the program launched in 2008, more than 90,000 customers throughout the province have received an energy saving kit.
BC Hydro, in partnership with FortisBC, offers a variety of residential programs, including the Energy Conservation Assistance Program and energy saving kits for income-qualified customers. For eligibility requirements or to apply to receive a free kit online, visit bchydro.com/esk.
|November 30||11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.||Prince George Food Bank
3500 18th Avenue, Prince George
|November 30||6 to 8 p.m.||Habitat for Humanity presentation
1755 13th Street, Courtenay
|December 1||9:30 to 11 a.m.||Comox Food Bank
1-1491 McPhee Avenue, Comox
|December 1||1 to 3 p.m.||Nanaimo Food Bank
1009 Farquhar Street, Nanaimo
|December 1||10 a.m. to 1 p.m.||Smithers Food Bank
3815 Railway Avenue, Smithers
*partnership with Pacific Northern Gas
|December 7||10 a.m. to 2 p.m.||Merritt Food Bank
2026 Quilchena Avenue, Merritt
|December 8||9 a.m. to 12 p.m.||Kamloops Food Bank
171 Wilson Street, Kamloops
|December 8||10 a.m. to 2 p.m.||Surrey Christmas Bureau
13583 104 Avenue, Surrey
|December 13||10 a.m. to 2 p.m.||Langley Christmas Bureau
20702 Eastleigh Crescent, Langley
|December 15||11 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Richmond Food Bank
100-5800 Cedarbridge Way, Richmond
|December 15||8:30 to 11 a.m.||St. Joseph's Food Bank
32550 7th Avenue, Mission
|December 16||10 a.m. to 1 p.m.||Langley Food Bank
5768 203 Street, Langley
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