October 2021

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October 2021

Water powers B.C., but not as much as it could. With about 70% of energy use in B.C. still coming from fossil fuels, BC Hydro has launched an electrification plan – including new heat pump rebates – that'll help you make the switch to water power. This month, Dave and Jaclyn tell us all about it while introducing a contest featuring weekly prizes and a grand prize of a 65-inch LG TV. We also look at heat pump myths, the magic of draftproofing, and a new online marketplace where you'll soon be able to buy energy-efficient products we recommend. And after a hot, dry summer, be prepared for a what could be a severe storm season.

Boost your power smarts and enter to win an OLED Smart TV

Boost your power smarts and enter to win an OLED Smart TV

We're here to help you power more of what you do with water, B.C.'s cleanest energy source. And we're celebrating by giving away all things electric, from smart watches, to cordless vacuums, to indoor grills. And a really efficient TV.

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Our plan to shift energy use away from fossil fuels

Our plan to shift energy use away from fossil fuels

Electricity's slice of the energy pie in B.C. is only 19%. Read our plan to change that to help fight climate change. Learn more


Heat pump rebates now available to replace gas furnaces

Heat pump rebates now available to replace gas furnaces

Up to $11,000 in combined rebates are available to switch from fossil fuel heating to a heat pump, powered by water. Learn more


Get your home winter ready

Get your home winter ready

An energy expert offers advice in advance of a Team Power Smart online Q & A on draftproofing. Join the team and join the session. Learn more

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Summer drought could lead to severe fall storm damage

A new BC Hydro report outlines how drought-weakened trees coupled with stormier La Niña weather conditions may result in more power outages this fall and winter. Learn more

Tricked by Instant Pot, teenager devours a healthy soup

Wild rice, white beans, and mushrooms – with ground nuts thrown in to add a creamy texture – make for a power-saving and delicious wonder. Learn more

Starting October 15, buy energy saving products directly online

Our new Power Smart Shop will allow you to view and compare the most energy-efficient products in one place. Learn more

'It's all about heat'... and other heat pump myths

They're growing in popularity, but a lot of us here in B.C. are still falling prey to myths around heat pumps.

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Why you should join Team Power Smart today

Not sure why you should join the team? See what the Mitchell family has to say about their experience.

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