Moving? Set up your BC Hydro service before packing any boxes

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Move your service before your move-in date and you could win

Moving can be stressful. But planning ahead and getting as much done as possible before your move date — like setting up the electricity service at your new home — can help things go a bit smoother.

Moving your service online is simple and with 60 days to do it before you move in, it's an easy thing to check off that moving to-do list well in advance. Doing so will also ensure the electricity is on at your new home when you arrive; don't risk arriving at a new home that is cold and dark. Getting your electricity service taken care of means that you can focus on more important things — like trying to remember which box you packed the dishes in.

Enter to win a Power Smart prize package

Between now and May 31, 2015 if you move your electricity service before your move-in date and opt for paperless billing, you can enter to win one of two Power Smart prize packages, which include a 40" Samsung LED T.V. and Blu-ray home entertainment system.

Learn more about the contest or get started with your move.

Make managing the electricity service at your rental property easier

If you're a landlord or property manager with tenants that pay BC Hydro directly for their electricity service, you may be interested in signing up for a Rental Premise Agreement. It will ensure electricity remains on between tenants and make account changes for move-ins and move-outs more convenient.

Learn more about the benefits of a Rental Premise agreement and other tips for managing the electricity service at your rental property.