BC Hydro is announcing a special Winter Payment Plan option that will give residential customers the choice to spread bill payments over a six-month period.
With the colder than average temperatures this season, BC Hydro is seeing electricity consumption reach record levels.
That means higher bills.
“When the temperature goes down, usage goes up; residential energy consumption can increase by an average of 88% during winter months,” reads part of a statement from the Crown company.
The 2016/2017 Winter Payment Plan provides residential customers with the option to spread out payments of winter bills over a six-month period. The winter billing period runs from Dec 1, 2016 to Mar 31, 2017.
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BC Hydro says residents need to call in to request arrangements before the due date listed on their bill.
All residential customers are eligible, regardless of location, home type or bill amount.