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Energy kits for low income customers help save energy


BC Hydro and Fortis BC partner to help customers

Saving energy means saving money, and the right products can help. That's the idea behind the free energy saving kits offered by BC Hydro and Fortis BC to qualified low income customers.

When you're on a limited budget, it can be challenging to purchase new products or to replace items that may be wasting energy. With an energy saving kit, customers can start to reduce their energy consumption and their energy bills, thanks to easy-to-install items and helpful tips.

Qualified account holders can apply online

The free Energy Savings Kits are available to BC Hydro and City of New Westminster account holders who meet the criteria. Customers can apply to receive their kit with a simple online application.

What you'll need before you apply:

  • Your BC Hydro or New Westminster account number
  • Your total household income (to verify your eligibility)
  • A few details about your household (to help customize the items in your kit)
  • Your mailing address

Learn more about our qualification criteria.

If you're a low income customer, just fill out the application online for a free kit.

New apartment kits improve savings potential

Different homes have different energy needs, which is why we now offer Energy Saving Kits for apartments and condos.

These new kits are designed to provide the products that will help maximize energy savings for your housing type; customers who live in houses or townhomes can get kits specifically designed for their homes, too.

By answering a few questions on the application form, you can receive energy-saving products that are the right fit for your home.

Apply for an apartment kit now

Learn more about the kits and other Power Smart programs for low income customers.

Frequently asked questions about the Energy Saving Kit program.

Not a low-income customer? Find Power Smart rebates, tips and tools

While the free kits are only available to qualified low-income customers, you can purchase an Energy Saving Kit from Ecofitt.ca and receive 20% off by using promo code: SAVEONKIT.

You can also access all kinds of Power Smart tips and rebates, no matter your income. Start by exploring rebates and savings on ENERGY STARĀ® products like appliances.

And you can take control of your energy use with new energy tracking tools available in MyHydro. Knowing how much energy you're using and when can help you find the right Power Smart tips to reduce your electricity use and help reduce your bills.

Learn more how tracking your energy use can help you save with this video.