Power Smart offers rebates

B.C. Hydro’s residential customers can save some money this month through rebates on energy efficient products available at local stores.

B.C. Hydro’s residential customers can save some money this month through rebates on energy efficient products available at local stores.

Each October, for Power Smart Month, B.C. Hydro provides special offers and incentives for British Columbians to switch to energy efficient products to save energy and money.

Customers can save up to $150 on select Energy Star appliances such as refrigerators and clothes washers through a mail-in rebate. They can also save up to $10 on select Energy Star lighting fixtures and bulbs.

Participating retailers in Vernon include: Canadian Tire, Future Shop, London Drugs, RONA and The Home Depot.

A new online feature for Power Smart Month allows individuals to create a power plan, a customized plan for saving energy. Customers who create their own plan can enter to win a $10,000 Energy Star prize package courtesy of Samsung.

Since 2008, customers across the province have redeemed more than 180,000 rebates during Power Smart Month. Those rebates have saved approximately 10 gigawatt hours per year of energy – that’s enough to power more 8,800 homes in B.C. for an entire year.

For more information on deals offered during Power Smart Month, or to create a power plan, visit www.powersmart.ca.