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Reset and save: BC Hydro helps customers make energy saving resolutions for 2018

VANCOUVER – BC Hydro is encouraging customers to start 2018 off right by joining Team Power Smart and participating in a challenge to reduce their home electricity use by 10 per cent over the next year. If successful, customers can earn a $50 reward.

Customers can join Team Power Smart and start the Reduction Challenge by logging into their online account and committing to reduce their household's electricity use by 10 per cent over the next 12 months. After 365 days, customers will receive the $50 reward if they are successful in meeting their goal.

Follow these simple tips to help achieve energy savings throughout the year:

  • Use heat smarts: Set the thermostat to the ideal temperatures (16ºC while away from home or asleep, 21ºC when relaxing at home) to save up to 10 per cent.
  • Leave incandescent bulbs in the past: LED bulbs use at least 75 per cent less energy than incandescent lighting and can last up to 25 times longer. One LED bulb will translate into $100 in energy savings over its lifespan.
  • Make a commitment to wash with cold water: Switch from hot to cold water for an average of three loads per week and save up to $27 per year.

To join Team Power Smart, visit


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