November 2017 Reduce winter bills 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? 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. 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 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 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. 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. Connect with us: Log in to MyHydro Safety & Outages Accounts & Billing Contact Us Energy Savings You have received this email because you subscribed to receive the Connected newsletter.