Burlington Shows Impressive Drop in Electricity Demand during Earth Hour

March 28, 2017 - Residents and businesses in the City of Burlington have shown that they have the power to make a difference.  Burlington Hydro recorded a 5.4% reduction in power demand between 8:30 and 9:30 pm on Saturday night as participants across the City observed the 11th Annual Earth Hour.

Earth Hour was observed by millions around the globe with an unprecedented 187 countries and territories taking part, while millions of individuals, businesses and organizations across seven continents stepped forward in observance of the one hour event.

By turning off all unnecessary lighting and electronics for the designated hour, communities and cities around the world answered the ‘call-to-action’ showing their support through participation.

Although Earth Hour is largely a symbolic gesture, Burlington Hydro wants to remind our customers that there are many simple ways to conserve energy and reduce our carbon footprint each and every day. We encourage you to check out our website for valuable energy saving tips and information on saveONenergy conservation programs.

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) reported a 104 MW drop in demand across Ontario during Earth Hour 2017 – that’s about the average peak demand of Kingston.