Power Down for Earth Hour

March 24, 2017

Join SaskPower for an hour in the dark this Sat., March 25 to mark Earth Hour, taking place from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Earth Hour is a lights-off event to raise awareness for climate change, started by the World Wide Fund for Nature. SaskPower has many energy-saving tips and programs to help customers save power during Earth Hour and all year long.

Demand for power in Saskatchewan continues to grow; by managing the electricity we use, it's possible to lessen the need for new generation over time. SaskPower customers have saved more than 107 megawatts (MW) of power since 2008 by taking part in power-saving programs. That's equal to the power generated at a small natural gas power plant. For example:

  • Residential customers have bought more than 3.2 million energy-efficient light bulbs, saving 60 MW
  • 5,600 participating business customers have saved more than 13 MW since 2012 through the Commercial Lighting Rebate Program
  • Industrial customers have saved more than 4 MW through the Industrial Energy Optimization Program — that's equal to taking over 7,000 cars off the road
  • From 2010-2016, customers recycled more than 35,500 fridges and freezers through the Refrigerator Recycling Program — that's an emission reduction equal to planting more than two million trees

SaskPower will support Earth Hour by turning off non-essential lights at Regina's Head Office, and encourages everyone across the province to do the same.

For more information on SaskPower's power-saving programs, visit saskpower.com/save. #EarthHour #SKSaveNow

At a glance...

  • Earth Hour is Sat., March 25 8:30-9:30 p.m.
  • SaskPower will turn off non-essential lighting at Head Office to mark the event.
  • See saskpower.com/save for ways to conserve energy.

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