BC Hydro is providing new, targeted bill relief to provide immediate help to those in need during the Covid-19 emergency..
Small businesses that have closed because of COVID-19 will have their power bills waived for three months (April to June 2020), and major industries can defer 50 per cent of their bill payments for three months.
“These measures will also provide relief to small businesses such as restaurants and retail shops who have had to close during Covid-19, and support them in reopening once the pandemic has passed,” said Bruce Ralston, energy minister.
Residential customers can also have their power bills waived for three months, and on top of the targeted bill relief, BC Hydro rates were reduced by one per cent April 1.
On March 13, BC Hydro introduced its Covid-19 Customer Assistance Program to provide residential and commercial customers with the option to defer payments or arrange a flexible payment plan for their bills.
For further details on BC Hydro’s response to Covid-19, visit: https://www.bchydro.com/news/conservation/2020/covid-19-updates.html