HALIFAX – A large number of Nova Scotians showed their support for Earth Hour 2011 this evening. System operators at Nova Scotia Power’s energy control centre reported an estimated 18-megawatt reduction in power consumption between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on Saturday evening, representing the equivalent of turning off more than 1.4 million 13-watt compact florescent light bulbs.
Organized by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour is an international campaign that encourages individuals and organizations to turn off their lights and reduce electricity use for one hour to raise awareness about climate change and the need for energy conservation.
Nova Scotia Power is pleased to support Earth Hour and encourages Nova Scotians to follow this year’s theme of going ‘beyond the hour’ by taking energy efficiency and conservation measures year-round. For tips on how to save more energy at your home or business, visit nspower.ca.