Introducing COVID-19 Relief Fund
BC Hydro announced the introduction of COVID-19 Relief Fund to help residential and waived commercial customers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the COVID-19 pandemic, residential customers who have lost their job or are unable to work while staying at home with increased energy consumption, and small businesses who close their doors to reduce the spread of virus take the hardest hit. That is why BC Hydro is here to provide assistance during these challenging times.
“We hope that not having to worry about their electricity costs for a few months will help provide some temporary relief during these challenging times.”
Chris O’Riley, BC Hydro President and Chief Executive Officer.
Relief Fund Eligibility and Application
BC Hydro’s Residential Customers
Residential customers who are unable to work can apply to receive bill credit that is three times their average monthly bill amount. This is an average of $135 for people living in an apartment, and an average of $355 for people living in a single-family home.
The application is expected to open on April 6th, and eligible customers can apply until June 30th, 2020.
BC Hydro’s Commercial Customers
Small business owners who have had to close their business to reduce the spread of COVID-19 can also apply for their electricity cost waived for up to 3 months.
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