July 2021 Wildlife, cooling, prizes July 2021 Summer has arrived, COVID-19 restrictions have eased, and it's time to have some long-awaited fun. Each time you follow Dave on his virtual EV roadtrip gives you a chance to win a prize. And while you're out exploring, take a photo to enter our #PoweredByWater photo contest. Also this month, we offer tips on how to stay cool, we talk to an Indigenous chef about delicious salmon and smoothie recipes, and we help you avoid wildlife and insect attacks. We just finished a report on challenges in buying an electric car right now, and we drive a Kia Niro EV. Keep cool in the dog days of summer Cranking up the A/C can lead to some of the highest bills of the year, and there are ways to keep your home cool. So as climate change makes our summers warmer, getting power smart can keep us comfy and protect us from high bills. Charge up your summer and enter to win Explore Dave's EV road trip map each week for another shot at our grand prize, a $500 Best Buy gift card. Learn more There's still time to have your say in B.C.'s energy future What do you think of our draft plan for Clean Power 2040? We're collecting feedback now. Learn more How you can steer clear of bears, cougars, wasps and ticks Beautiful B.C. is full of critters. How to respect them and reduce your risk when outdoors. Learn more Why it's so tough to buy an electric car in 2021 A BC Hydro report looks at how computer chip shortages and increased demand are adding up to a shortage of vehicles. Learn more Tasty recipes and tips from an Indigenous chef Indigenous fusion? It's what Chef David Wolfman does so well with salmon, berries and more. Learn more Recently on BCHydro.com Enter our #PoweredByWater photo contest Give us a follow on Instagram or Twitter, and share a photo of your favourite local spot in B.C. Learn more Kia Niro EV electric takes a run at electric's big players Well equipped, comfy and roomier than some rivals, Kia's Niro EV is worth a long look. Learn more Coquitlam schools plug into electric car savings A school district takes a step toward going electric with its fleet, and expects fuel savings will pay off quickly. Learn more Glass castles: cooling costs hit condo dwellers BC Hydro data finds condo dwellers at an energy disadvantage when it comes to using air conditioning – especially those who live in glass towers. Enter to win a smart security package It's free to join Team Power Smart. And once aboard, you can enter for a chance to win a $2,500 TELUS SmartHome Security "Total Protection" package. Connect with us: Log in to MyHydro Outages & Safety Accounts Contact Us Energy Savings You have received this email because you subscribed to receive the Connected newsletter.