New Delhi: Backing the upcoming symbolic initiative to conserve energy that would be observed across several countries, BSES, one of Delhi's two power distribution companies (discom), on Tuesday urged its 40 lakh consumers to "switch off" during Earth Hour - 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm on March 25.
BSES said in a release here that during this annual event last year "Delhi saved around 230 MW (207 MW in BSES areas)."
"On March 25, 2017, Delhiites will once-again join over a billion people in Mumbai, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Rome, Manila, Singapore, Dubai and in over 7000 cities across the six continents around the globe to observe the Earth Hour."
BSES said that its two sister discoms in the capital "BRPL and BYPL will also switch off all non-essential lights at their over 400 offices, spread across an area of around 950 sq kms, during the appointed hour."
"As a "esponsible organisation, BSES is committed to reduce green house emissions and the impact of global warming. We should all strive for the day, when we don't nee' 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 heights," a BS"S spokesperson said.
"BSES discoms have been actively promoting rooftop solar net metering. It has energised nearly 300 roof top solar connections, with a sanctioned load of nearly 10 MW so far," he added.
Earth Hour is an annual international event created by the World Wide Fund (WWF) that urges households and businesses across the world to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour at the appointed time to raise awareness on the need to take action on climate change.