(Oakville, ON) April 1, 2019 – Oakville Hydro reports that during Earth Hour, the demand for electricity in the Town of Oakville was reduced by 3.8 MWh, the equivalent of turning off 255,000 light bulbs.
“Council and I want to thank all Oakville residents who participated in Earth Hour to achieve these impressive results,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “We encourage residents to continue finding ways to reduce their energy use in their daily lives. Together we’re creating a cleaner, greener town.”
“The conservation efforts displayed on Saturday night by our customers is one step in lowering energy consumption across Oakville on a daily basis,” said Rob Lister, President and CEO of Oakville Hydro. “Our focus and commitment to sustainability and working to build Oakville as a ‘green’ community is further supported by Oakville residents who embraced Earth Hour. I’m proud of Oakville’s participation in the annual event and hope that we all continue to strive to reduce our environmental footprint and electricity consumption in the Town of Oakville all year long.”
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.
About Oakville Hydro
Oakville Hydro, part of the OEC Family of Companies, delivers reliable and safe electricity to more than 70,000 individuals, families and businesses in Oakville. The company maintains an active commitment to conservation, safety, and is strongly invested in the social and economic well-being of the Oakville community. Oakville Hydro is a two-time past recipient of the Local Distribution Company Performance Excellence Award from the Electricity Distributors Association and a Canada’s Safest Employers Silver Award recipient, recognizing the organization as an exceptional leader in the industry.
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