November 2016

See a downed line? Dial 911
 
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News & Energy Savings Tips from BC Hydro

November 2016

You see what looks like a broken power pole and wonder: "Should I call?" The short answer is yes, dial 911 immediately. This month, we feature a visual guide to power line damage that will help you help us keep the public safe. We also bring back our annual tech gift guide, visit a Coquitlam home where lighting is controlled by mobile device, serve up tips and videos to help you cut winter heating bills, show how we simulate lightning strikes indoors to test key equipment, introduce a new way to pay BC Hydro bills, and invite you to apply to take part in a home energy management trial.

Sometimes, power line damage isn't obvious

Sometimes, power line damage isn't obvious

And sometimes, it is. Please check out our new guide to spotting damaged poles and power lines. We rely on you to dial 911 to alert us to damage that can present a danger to the public.

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Our annual tech gift guide gets smart

Our annual tech gift guide gets smart

Tech gift ideas, with a focus on the connected home. Learn more


Lightning strikes in a big room

Lightning strikes in a big room

We can't quite match the power of a real lightning bolt, but at Powertech Labs, we give it a million-volt shot. Learn more


Control lighting from your mobile device

Control lighting from your mobile device

A stay at her parents' home leaves a bchydro.com editor sold on an app that increases safety, and is easy to use. Learn more

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Log in and provide us with your banking info, and you can pay your electricity bills on bchydro.com. Learn more

Want to take part in a home energy management trial?

We're recruiting customers for a variety of in-home trials, including smart home devices and ways to reduce power use when demand on our electricity system is highest. Learn more

Solar-powered electric vehicle charger part of BCIT experiment

The B.C. Institute of Technology's campus in Burnaby is a working microgrid that's a magnet for PhD students from across Canada. Learn more

It's easier online

Visit bchydro.com and log in to MyHydro to manage your account online.

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Join Team Power Smart

Join Team Power Smart, then start a Challenge that could earn you $50 if you save 10% over 12 months. Join today and enter to win a $200 gift card from The Home Depot.

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