Exclusive offers for homes in Hope

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Four special offers to help you save

Sign up for one or more of these exclusive Hope offers to save on your bill and strengthen your local electricity grid.

1. Get up to $11,000 in enhanced rebates for electric heating system upgrades 

Looking to make your home more energy efficient? Upgrades to your home’s electric space and water heating systems can provide big savings on your energy bills. As a Hope resident, you get access to higher rebate amounts for completing these upgrades.

 

UPGRADE STANDARD REBATE HOPE RESIDENT    TOP-UP TOTAL REBATES HEAT PUMP BENEFITS
Water heating $1,000 $1,000 $2,000
  •  Save on water heating costs with 50% more efficiency than a standard electric water heater
  • Reduce need for replacements with a minimum six-year warranty on ENERGY STAR® models
Space heating Up to $2,000 $2,000 Up to $4,000
  • Save on space heating costs with up to 3X the efficiency of electric baseboards 
  • Get the added benefit of home cooling with 50% more efficiency than a standard window AC unit
  • Improve home comfort with even temperature control

Total Rebates: $6,000

You can earn an additional $300 for completing two eligible upgrades at once. 

You may also be eligible for up to $5,000 in additional rebates from the federal government’s Canada Greener Homes Grant. This is a separate program with its own eligibility criteria and application process, which requires registration and a home evaluation before making any upgrades. 



  1. Make sure your home is eligible.
  2. Consider working with a Program Registered Contractor for your upgrades. These contractors have completed additional training on program requirements and heat pump installation best practices.
  3. Choose the right heat pump for your home 
  4. Complete your eligible upgrade by March 31, 2022 and enter promo code HOPE22 in your rebate application. 

Questions on heat pumps, program eligibility or how to apply? Our BC Hydro Energy Coaches are ready to help. Book your free session today and get a $10 gift card-- just for signing up.

 

2. Get free energy-saving products & installation

For electrically heated homes, you can receive an in-person home assessment and installation of free, energy-saving products for a brighter, cozier, more efficient home. Product installation and services from our trusted partner It’s On Electric may include:

  • Smart thermostats*
  • Smart electric load controller*
  • Water-saving products
  • Draftproofing supplies
  • ENERGY STAR® LED bulbs
  • Removal of secondary fridges and freezers

For gas-heated homes, you can receive a free virtual home assessment and DIY energy saving kit with select products for porch drop-off.

To register, call It’s On Electric at 1 800 874 3831 or email them using the button below.

Email It’s on Electric

Book now-- registration closes on February 14, 2022.

*For electrically heated customers only. For product installation, the program requires an in-home service from a trained and appropriately licensed technician. Technicians adhere to strict COVID-19 protocols including tracking, prevention and PPE standards. Program delivery will only proceed in compliance with orders from the Provincial Health Officer.

 

3. Book a free energy coaching session

Not sure where to start in your home? Hope residents can get a free, one-on-one consultation with a certified Energy Coach to get personalized advice and recommendations.

In the 30-minute session, your Energy Coach will act as a trusted and impartial advisor,connecting you with the right tips, programs and solutions to help you reduce your electricity use and save.

They’ll help you:

  • Understand your home’s electricity use patterns and trends.
  • Get personalized low- and no-cost energy-saving tips based on your usage.
  • Get connected to programs, resources and incentives that are right for you, and get support signing up where needed.

To book your Energy Coach session, call 1 844 789 7392 or use the online form below.

Act fast. The first 100 Energy Coach participants will get a $10 gift card to their local business of choice, just for participating.

Book your Energy Coach

Sign up now – limited participation incentives available. Registration closes March 14, 2022.

 

4. Earn up to $30 with the Peak Saver program

**In response to the extreme weather conditions in the Hope area, the Peak Saver program is temporarily postponed until further notice. Watch your inbox for updates-- program registrants will receive an email announcing a new program start date prior to calling any Peak Saver events. **

Reducing your electricity bill during the cold winter season just got easier with the Peak Saver program. The program start date is to be determined at this time and will run until March 31, 2022.

In this program, we’re exploring ways to shift and reduce electricity use during up to 10, two to three hour periods – referred to as Peak Saver events – when the local grid experiences higher-than-normal demand.

 

  1. Alert: You’ll receive an email alert notifying you of an upcoming Peak Saver event at least 24 hours in advance.
  2. Shift or reduce: Shift energy-heavy activities such as doing laundry or using the oven to before or after the Peak Saver event. Reduce energy usage where possible.
  3. Confirm: After the event is over, we send you an email asking you to confirm that you participated in the event by shifting or reducing your usage.
  4. Reward: Once you’ve confirmed your participation, you’ll earn a $3 event reward. At the end of the program we’ll add up your rewards and credit them to your bill. That’s up to $30 off your bill.

Registration for Peak Saver closed on November 15, 2021.

 

Other ways you can save

These next resources aren’t exclusive to Hope, but they’re other helpful ways to make smart energy choices. 

 

You save energy, the whole town benefits

When you make your home more energy efficient, you can save big on your energy bills. But in Hope, B.C., did you know your smart energy choices can also help improve service reliability for the entire community?

Demand for electricity is growing fast in Hope. While our electrical system is able to meet the needs of our Hope customers almost every day, there are a handful of times, like during the coldest winter evenings, when the demand for electricity can approach our system’s operating limits.

 

Electricity demand refers to how much electricity our customers use at any point in time. If you think of our electricity system like a 10-lane highway, energy is the number of cars on the road at a given time – it changes frequently.

Capacity is our capability to provide power to meet the highest, peak demand times. So in the highway example, capacity is like the width of the highway. We don’t need all 10 lanes all the time, but we need them during high-use times to meet the rush hour demand. Our electrical system needs enough capacity to meet periods of high demand too.

These high demand periods, called peak demand, typically occur in the evenings on the hottest and coldest days of the year

Demand vs. capacity graph