Earth Hour saves power – somewhat

Annual lights off event aims to reduce power consumption

BC Hydro reports that B.C. residents saved 121 megawatt hours of electricity and reduced the provincial electricity load 1.67 per cent on Saturday’s Earth Hour.

The Nanaimo area saw a 2.6 per cent reduction in consumption during Earth Hour. Revelstoke saw the biggest reduction of 12.1 per cent.

Earth Hour is an annual global event hosted by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and supported provincially by BC Hydro.

The event shows that British Columbians can make a difference in energy conservation through simple efforts.


The goal of the event is to encourage individuals to turn off unnecessary lights and electronics in an effort to conserve power.