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Earth Hour 2016 celebrated across India; National Capital saves 229 MW electricity

Earth Hour 2016: Delhi Today Saved Around 229 MW Of POWER As Electrical Appliances Were Switched Off Across The City Between 8.30 AM And 9.30 PM As Part Of The Global Earth Hour Initiative Aimed At Energy Conservation.

PTI | Updated on: 20 Mar 2016, 11:08:52 AM

New Delhi :

Delhi today saved around 229 MW of POWER as electrical appliances were switched off across the city between 8.30 AM and 9.30 PM as part of the global Earth Hour initiative aimed at energy conservation.

Power major BSES said its twin arms BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna, that caters to large parts of the national capital, saved around 130 MW and 77 MW of electricity each.

“This is more than last year when Delhi had saved around 200 MW,” it said in a statement.

BSES had earlier appealed to its over 37 lakh customers to unequivocally support the event and voluntarily switch off non-essential electrical appliances for an hour.

The Earth Hour also coincided with the India-Pakistan match in the ongoing T20 World Cup, which started around 8.30 PM after being delayed by rain.

Earth Hour is an annual international event created by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund) that urges households and business establishments across the world to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for an hour at the appointed time to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change. 

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First Published : 20 Mar 2016, 12:05:00 AM