June 2020 Home renos in 2020 June 2020 Even as restrictions ease up on where we can go, many of us are still spending more time than usual at home. This month we head to the kitchen for ideas (and recipes) to eat well while keeping temperatures down, we meet a retired couple in the Interior who are far cooler in the heat after adding a heat pump and proper insulation, and we see how contractors are ensuring everyone's safe while entering homes for renovations. We also update you on BC Hydro recreation area openings, safety at our electric vehicle fast charging stations, and remind you that the application deadline for our COVID-19 Relief Fund is June 30. A 17% drop in energy bills, and a big upgrade in comfort Dave Fortier and his wife got busy when they moved into a Sicamous, B.C. home, relying on BC Hydro renovation rebates to add a heat pump plus insulation to walls that had none. It's paying off year-round. Instant Pot winners, tasty salads and takeout reheating tips Cook while keeping cool in the kitchen, and help local restaurants by ordering yummy takeout. Learn more Contractors playing it safe with home renovations Construction is considered an essential service in B.C., so extra precautions are keeping workers and residents safe. Learn more With a return to camping, we all need to take care Provincial parks and BC Hydro rec sites are opening, with new restrictions. Learn more BC Hydro strikes a balance in small town Utility is highly visible with power lines and a new office in the Village of Pemberton. Learn more Recently on BCHydro.com COVID-19 leads to drop in power usage, challenges for BC Hydro An unprecedented drop in power demand coupled with high inflows from spring snowmelt and a limited export market has created a large surplus of water in BC Hydro's system. Learn more BC Hydro urges extra care at electric vehicle charging stations BC Hydro's EV fast charging network continues to expand and is operating during the pandemic. But drivers need to take extra care at stations. Learn more COVID-19 Relief Fund deadline is June 30 If you or your spouse/partner have stopped working due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for three months of bill credit based on your average consumption. Join Team Power Smart, enter to win Eyeing something for your home? Join Team Power Smart for a chance to win a $150 gift card for The Home Depot. 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.