Communications Coordinator Tammy Hrab says not only did the event not need any electricity, but it also promoted a healthy family lifestyle.
Overall, British Columbians saved 136 megawatt hours of electricity and reduced the provincial electricity load by 1.95 per cent during Earth Hour on March 23. Unfortunately, B.C. Hydro was unable to collect energy use data for most northern communities this year, so there is no information on how much energy the Peace Region saved from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
However, individual households and businesses can track how much their own personal electricity usage by logging on to their online account at bchydro.com/myhydro. There they can compare their usage during that hour to the previous Saturday to see if their actions made a difference.