During Earth Hour, the lights went off in Delhi NCR at 8.30 pm.

New Delhi:

On Earth Hour 2023, the lights went off in the entire country including Delhi NCR at 8.30 pm.

Lights were switched off at offices, government houses, offices, public places, religious places, national heritage sites.

Along with this, people switched off the lights in the houses.

Delhi saved 279 MW of electricity this time, which is much more than last year.

Discom officials said Delhi saved 279 MW of electricity during 'Earth Hour' as electrical appliances across the city were kept on from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm on Saturday.

Last year Delhi celebrated Earth Hour in which 171 MW of electricity was saved.

A company spokesperson said 178 MW of electricity was saved in the areas covered by BSES discoms BRPL and BYPL.

A spokesperson of the discom said that the consumers of Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) have successfully managed to save 15 MW during Earth Hour 2023.

Data on electricity saved was not available in Delhi Cantt and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) area.

Earth Hour is one of the largest global grassroots campaigns to raise awareness on climate change issues supported by the World Wildlife Fund.The event creates awareness about the conservation of natural resources and draws attention to the fragile state of planet Earth Is.

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