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Three programs available, depending on the size of your business

BC Hydro offers a variety of Power Smart incentives to help you achieve energy efficiency. But how do you know which program is right for you?

Read on to find out which program is available to you.

Size matters

Incentive programs are generally structured around the size — in terms of electricity consumption — of your business. The amount of electricity you use per year determines your program eligibility.

Find out what program you're eligible for by entering your BC Hydro account number online.

Incentive programs for industrial customers

The table below is a quick-start comparison of three Power Smart incentive programs that industrial customers can access:

  1. Product Incentive Program: a prescriptive rebate program for the smaller industrial business; submit application after completing a project.
  2. Self-Serve Incentive Program: incentives calculated by BC Hydro for medium to large-sized industrial customers; application must be submitted and approved prior to start of project.
  3. Project Incentives — Distribution: larger industrial retrofits; application must be submitted and approved prior to start of project.
  Product Incentive Program (PIP) Self-serve Incentive Program (SIP) Project Incentives — Distribution
What is it? Replacement of inefficient technologies with new energy efficient products Lighting and compressed air projects (40-200 HP) Larger, more complex industrial projects
Eligibility Industrial sites with consumption less than 500 MWh per year (that's approx. under $25,000) Industrial sites with consumption greater than 500 MWh per year (that's approx. over $25,000) The energy efficiency project has a projected savings of at least 50 MWh per year (projects can be bundled to meet minimum).
Application timing Submit application after completion of project. Must be within 120 days of earliest product purchase date. Submit application before launching project; must receive incentive approval before starting project or purchasing products. Submit application before starting project; must receive incentive approval before starting project.
First step Confirm eligible configurations and products in the e.Catalog. Contact your lighting or compressed air vendor for an assessment, or contact the Power Smart Business Helpdesk for a referral. Contact your Key Account Manager (KAM). If you do not have a KAM, contact the Power Smart Business Helpdesk.
Other requirements Must work with a registered contractor and distributor with valid ID. Must work with a Power Smart Alliance vendor with a valid ID. Must confirm eligibility with your KAM or with the Power Smart Business Helpdesk.

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