We’re announcing new support for people and businesses impacted by COVID-19 with targeted relief on BC Hydro bills to help those most in need.
For people who are unable to work due to COVID-19:
• 3x monthly bill credit for residential customers
• $477 savings for average customer
• this credit does not have to be repaid
For small businesses that have been forced to close:
• bills will be forgiven for 3 months
For major industries, such as pulp & paper mills or mines:
• 50% of bill payments will be deferred for 3 months
In addition to this new targeted bill relief, BC Hydro rates will be reduced by 1% effective today. This is the first rate decrease in decades and is a result of our government’s work to control costs and find savings.
People who can’t work right now shouldn’t have to choose between buying groceries and paying their hydro bill.
Our government has your back. Providing relief in this unprecedented time will help people focus on the essentials.
Let us all make some NOISE every night at 7pm to show our thanks!
CBC News Every night at 7 p.m., Vancouver neighbourhoods burst into sound in support for health-care workers fighting COVID-19. Read the full story of how one person started a movement: www.cbc.ca/1.5515099...