BC Hydro now has the answer to that question in a detailed report that was released today.
Spokesperson Dave Mosure…
“Despite the majority of baby boomers thinking they are the more energy conscious generation, they use two times more electricity than millennials do, and their annual costs are about 500 dollars more.”
As for why, Mosure says it boils down to lifestyles…
“Baby boomers typically live in larger homes with more appliances and luxury amenities, things like, a pool, hot tubs or heated flooring. Their at home habits are also different as they cook more meals at home and they tend to watch more traditional television, as opposed to watching it on their i-pad.”
The report, titled “Generation gap,” ironically also found that baby boomers have a less favorable outlook on the electricity use habits of younger generations.
53 percent felt that millennials used more electricity than them, while only 40 percent felt that baby boomers used more.
40 percent of boomers live in homes that are 2,000 square feet or larger, while 42 percent of millennials live in homes half that size, or less.
In fact, millennials are three times more likely to live in homes smaller than 500 square feet.