November 2017

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November 2017

The seasonal chill has arrived, and for most of us that means much higher energy bills. So this month we look at how a Vancouver townhouse owner keeps his winter bills lower than his neighbours and has saved more than $2,000 in the past decade. Also, our annual holiday gift guide is back, we learn why a 98-year-old woman switched off a power turbine at John Hart Dam, we revisit our popular 7 ways we restore power story, and we fly a drone over a microwave tower near Terrace that's getting fitted with a special winter coat.

How do your winter bills compare to other homes?

How do your winter bills compare to other homes?

Tracking and managing his electricity use, particularly during the winter months, has helped save BC Hydro editor Rob Klovance more than $2,000 on electricity in the past 10 years.

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Price was right for the job at John Hart

Price was right for the job at John Hart

Georgean Price, 98, was the natural choice to shut down a turbine at the John Hart Powerhouse project. Learn why


Gift guide 2017: efficiency is cool

Gift guide 2017: efficiency is cool

Blaine Kyllo is back with a tech gift guide: everything from electric bikes to Lego robots. Read the guide


When winter hits, it's a tower of ice and snow

When winter hits, it's a tower of ice and snow

How we're building custom protection for a microwave tower atop a mountain near Terrace. See the video

Recently on BCHydro.com

7 things you should know about how we restore power

When you're sitting in the cold and the dark, any power outage can feel like a long time. We address some common questions about how our crews restore power. Learn more

Book excerpt: The story of Hydro Hollow

An excerpt from a new book on the story of hydroelectric projects on the Campbell River looks at Hydro Hollow, a community built for workers at John Hart project. 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. Enter this month to win a Google Home Mini & Nest Smart Thermostat prize pack from Best Buy.

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