Nova Scotians are encouraged to support Earth Hour 2010

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Nova Scotians are encouraged to support Earth Hour 2010

March 26, 2010

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Power is encouraging Nova Scotians to turn off their lights in support of Earth Hour on Saturday, March 27, 8:30 p.m.

“Energy conservation and efficiency is something we encourage year round with our employees and customers across the province,” said Alan Richardson, Nova Scotia Power’s Vice President of Integrated Customer Service. “Earth Hour is one more way to remind Nova Scotians that when it comes to saving energy and the environment, we all have a role to play.”

Nova Scotia Power’s conservation and energy efficiency programs helped customers save enough electricity in 2008-09 to power more than 9,500 homes.Again this year, system operators at Nova Scotia Power’s energy control centre will monitor the electrical grid during Earth Hour and track the reduction in power usage across the province. Results will be posted on Nova Scotia Power’s web site.

Nova Scotia Power will turn off all non-essential lighting in its offices and facilities during Earth Hour. Power plants and other essential areas will reduce lighting and electricity usage within safety guidelines.Spearheaded by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour is an international lights-out campaign to raise awareness about climate change and the need for energy conservation.

For more information about the campaign, go to: http://wwf.ca/earthhour/.

2010 Earth Hour results for Nova Scotia Power will be posted at www.nspower.ca.