Oshawa Power reports record Earth Hour

Oshawa Power reports record Earth Hour

Oshawa, ON – Oshawa Power reports another record year for conservation during Earth Hour. The City of Oshawa conserved approximately 27,100kWh, a net change of 19% compared to the average of the three (3) previous Saturdays and surpasses the previous 2021 high, which was a savings of approximately 10% (14,364kWh).

Our total savings of over 68,000kWh during Earth Hour since 2019 equals an average of approximately 12% (17,000kWh) lower electricity usage than the average March Saturday for the hour.

“This year, the Oshawa Community really delivered and together, we can build a more sustainable future. Oshawa Power is committed to energy conservation and will continue to promote activities that conserve energy and lower our overall carbon footprint.”

– Ivano Labricciosa, President & CEO

To put these energy savings into perspective, 27,100 kWh is roughly equivalent to:

  • 9,000 hours of A/C use
  • 13,500 dishwasher cycles
  • Running an average refrigerator non-stop for 44 years
  • 225,000 hours of television
  • 1,800,000 LED bulbs turned off for one hour
  • 4,000 loads of laundry (wash and dry!)

About Earth Hour

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet that the World Wildlife Fund (“WWF”) started in 2007 with a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia. Since then, it has grown to engage more than 7,000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement of stopping climate change. For more information on Earth Hour, visit www.earthhour.org.

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