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BC Hydro offering continued bill deferral

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:26 PDT, Mon June 22, 2020

Companies can defer electricity bill payments for another three months during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Thousands of people throughout our province rely on good, family-supporting jobs created by the mining sector, which continues to feel the impacts of lower demand for its products and depressed commodity prices due to COVID-19,” said Energy Minister Bruce Ralston. “Our government continues to take action during these extraordinary times to help sustain industry, protect jobs and build a strong economic recovery.”

As part of the BC Hydro COVID-19 Relief Program announced on April 1, eligible industrial customers with accounts in BC Hydro’s Transmission Service rate category (rate schedules 1823 and 1828) were given the opportunity to defer 50 per cent of their electricity bill payments for the March to May 2020 billing period.

Eligible industrial customers can continue to defer a portion of their bill payments for another three months, to the end of August. The deferred amounts will be repaid over a future nine-month period and are subject to interest.

For further details on BC Hydro’s response to COVID-19, click here.

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