Vancouver Island conserves energy for Earth Hour


The Province of B.C. powered down and saved the equivalent of turning off 1.1 million LED lights.

British Columbians saved 24-megawatt hours of electricity and reduced the provincial electricity load by 0.3 percent during Earth Hour last night - the equivalent of turning off about 1.1 million LED light bulbs.

Here on Vancouver Island  we saved 3.3 megawatts or 0.2 per cent.

Earth Hour is an annual global event hosted by the World Wildlife Fund that encourages individuals to turn off unnecessary lights and electronics in an effort to conserve power.

Nearly 190 countries and territories across seven continents participated as the global community came together to power down between 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday night.

BC Hydro customers can view their individual electricity use for Saturday evening by logging onto their online account. They can get an hourly breakdown of their electricity use and compare it to the same time period the previous Saturday. 

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