Yukoners reduced their consumption by about 665 kilowatts during Earth Hour on Saturday night. That's about what it takes to power half of the Logan subdivision in Whitehorse, or half of Dawson City.
While it's great to see any reduction, the showing isn't as good as it has been for the last few years. Last year Yukoners reduced their consumption by about 1.1 megawatts and the year before that it was approximately one megawatt.
Nonetheless, thanks to all of you who did make an effort to reduce your electricity usage on Saturday evening. For those of you who posted what you did during Earth Hour, we'll put your names in a hat and draw for a prize (a selection of energy saving products). We'll announce the winner this afternoon.
Later edited to say: We double checked on our numbers and realized we had not factored in the three to four percent growth we have seen on our system over the last year. With that taken into account, the reduction in consumption during Earth Hour was more like one megawatt.
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