BC Hydro representatives will be at the Salvation Army Food Bank Wednesday (today) to distribute money saving kits. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

BC Hydro representatives will be at the Salvation Army Food Bank Wednesday (today) to distribute money saving kits. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

BC Hydro helps customers save energy and money this winter with free energy saving kits

The Williams Lake Salvation Army Food Bank will be open from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday for distributing money saving energy kits from BC Hydro

BC Hydro representatives will be distributing free energy saving kits at food banks and Christmas bureaus in Prince George, Williams Lake and Quesnel to help local residents save energy and money this winter.

They will be in Williams Lake today (Wednesday) at the Salvation Army Food Bank at 267 Borland Street from 12:20 to 4 p.m.

Energy saving kits, offered in partnership with FortisBC, will provide income-qualified customers with easy-to-install, energy saving items such as LED light bulbs, weather stripping products, high performance shower heads and water-saving aerators.

These products can help customers save up to $80 in electricity costs each year.

Since the program launched in 2008, more than 100,000 customers throughout the province have received an energy saving kit.

They will be in Quesnel on Thursday, Nov. 30 at the Quesnel Food Bank at 374 McLean Street and in Prince George on Friday, Dec. 1 at the Carnie Hill Neighbourhood Centre, 2105 Pine Street.