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Shopping for a new clothes washer, dryer or refrigerator? With rebates of $50 or $100 on qualifying ENERGY STAR® models, it’s easier to upgrade to high efficiency and save on your energy costs year after year.

Important: from time to time, BC Hydro may offer appliance rebates for BC Hydro or New Westminster electricity customers.

Eligibility requirements*

  1. You must be a residential FortisBC or municipal** electricity customer. 
  2. You must purchase a qualifying ENERGY STAR clothes washer, dryer and/or refrigerator.
  3. The appliance must be purchased by December 31, 2017.
  4. Applications must be submitted within 60 days of the appliance purchase.

*You can find a complete list of requirements under the terms and conditions.
**Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland or Nelson Hydro.

 Available rebates

​Appliance type ​Efficiency rating* ​Rebate
Clothes washers ENERGY STAR certified 2.74-2.91 IMEF/3.5 or less IWF ​$50
Clothes washers ENERGY STAR certified 2.92 or higher IMEF/3.2 or less IWF​ ​$100
Clothes dryers  ​All ENERGY STAR certified clothes dryers (electric and natural gas) $100​
Refrigerators ​ENERGY STAR certified 10 per cent more efficient than the federal standard ​$50
Refrigerators ENERGY STAR certified 15 per cent more efficient than the federal standard ​$100
*IMEF – Integrated Modified Energy Factor
 IWF – Integrated Water Factor


How to apply

  1. Review the program terms and conditions
  2. Purchase and pay for your qualifying appliance by December 31, 2017.
  3. Apply online for your rebate with the following information: 
    • your FortisBC or municipal electricity account number from Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland or Nelson Hydro 
    • your email
    • scanned copies of all paid receipts (Make sure they are clear, legible, itemized and indicate all relevant information such as the brand, model number and any other required information for your application.)
  4. The rebate will appear as a bill credit on your FortisBC electricity bill. Customers in Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland and Nelson will receive a cheque. Applications may take up to 90 days to process.


For more information, call us at 1-866-436-7847 or email