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  • By Reggie Vizmanos

PH Saves 132 MW Of Energy In Earth Hour 2024 Observance

During the recent Earth Hour observance from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. last Saturday (March 23), the Philippines successfully saved as much as 132.11 megawatts (MW) of energy.


Luzon contributed the most to energy savings with 73.86 MW, followed by Visayas with 53.3 MW, and Mindanao with 4.95 MW.



This significant energy conservation effort saw participation from various offices, establishments, and residences, which turned off non-essential lights and appliances.


The Department of Energy (DOE) reported that this year's energy savings more than doubled compared to the previous year's Earth Hour, with a total of 62.69 MW saved.


DOE Secretary Rafael Lotilla expressed satisfaction with the impact of electricity savings during Earth Hour, highlighting the dedication of the people towards safeguarding the planet.



Luzon contributed the most to energy savings with 73.86 MW, followed by Visayas with 53.3 MW, and Mindanao with 4.95 MW.


Secretary Lotilla emphasized the importance of extending energy conservation practices beyond Earth Hour, especially with the onset of the warm and dry season and the El Niño phenomenon.


All the news: Business man in suit and tie smiling and reading a newspaper near the financial district.

He urged sustained momentum in energy conservation efforts to prevent supply strain during peak demand periods.


The country's largest energy savings during Earth Hour were recorded in 2019, with total savings reaching 195.34 MW.




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