BSES urges consumers to ‘switch off’ for Earth Hour on March 28
Main electricity supplier in the national capital, New Delhi, BSES has asked people to switch off lights during Earth Hour. If people heed the advice, this means that as many as 3.4 million homes will switch off their lights and other electric appliances.
While it has been observed that such advices are followed by offices located in downtown New Delhi, in residential colonies in this sprawling city of around 20 million people, not many people follow such advices.
There is another aspect of the downtown switching off the lights. While most of the building there house offices that are closed in the evening, for many such buildings it is earth hour almost on a daily basis.
The company says that on the same occasion last year, Delhi saved around 250 MW (175 MW in BSES areas) last year during this annual event. This year, on March 28, Delhiites will once-again join over a billion people in Mumbai, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Rome, Manila, Singapore, Dubai and in over 6,000 cities across the six continents to observe the Earth Hour.
A BSES official while talking about it says, â€œAs a responsible organisation, BSES is committed to reduce green house emissions and the impact of global warming. We should all strive for the day, when we donâ€™t need an Earth Hour. BSES and its consumers are once again gearing up to take up the challenge and take the Earth Hour event to greater heightsâ€.