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Utility Costs

Increasing utility costs are a real concern for lower income Canadians. Some tenants have utility bills in their own names. For other tenants, the utilities are paid by the landlord. Utility companies in British Columbia have set up consultation groups to address the impacts that rising utility costs will have on tenants.

BC Hydro has introduced a new program for customers wanting to reduce consumption and save money on their bills.  The Energy Conservation Assistance Program (ECAP) provides qualified applicants with:

  • Free home energy evaluation
  • Free installation of energy saving products for lighting, hot water, heating, and appliances
  • Personalized energy efficiency advice

Eaga Canada is delivering this program on behalf of BC Hydro for the Vancouver Island region.  At this time, the program is open to customers in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island.

For more information on types of energy saving products, qualifications for the program, and how you can apply, click here.



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