The Department of Energy said that the Philippines was able to conserve a total of 62.69 megawatts (MW) during the Earth Hour 2023 that was held last Saturday.
According to the DOE, Luzon tallied the most energy savings with 33.29 MW during the one-hour switch-off.
Mindanao came in next with 20.5 MW and Visayas with 8.9 MW.
During the said initiative Filipino households and companies were asked to turn their non-essential lights off between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
This is being done to mitigate the effects of climate change.
According the DOE the electricity demand reduction was “a testament that collectively, we could generate a great impact on our daily energy consumption.”
Energy Secretary Raphael Lotilla, for his part said that public should consistently practice energy conservation measures.
Catherine R. Cueto