The FINANCIAL — Over 20 resident welfare associations in Tata Power Delhi Distribution's distribution area came out in support of the Earth Hour, WWF’s global campaign for raising awareness on climate change, and voluntarily switched off their lights for one hour from 8.30 – 9.30pm.
According to Tata, it resulted in a saving of 80MW power during the Earth Hour in Tata Power Delhi Distribution's distribution network of North & North West Delhi.
A candle march was also organised by the RWAs at several locations such as Rohini, Pitampura, Keshavpuram, Badli and Motinagar where more than one thousand residents lit candles to observe Earth Hour, as a show of solidarity with people across the globe, for combating climate change.
“We are proud to have joined hands with WWF-India to not only create awareness amongst our consumers for Earth Hour but also stand alongside them and support them by facilitating engagement initiatives such as candle march and poster making competition in schools and colleges, to become a part of the global movement for combating climate change. We also appeal to all our consumers to make it a habit to switch off all non-essential lights in their homes and offices not just during the Earth Hour but make every hour count by conserving electricity whenever you can,” said a Tata Power Delhi Distribution spokesperson.
Tata Power Delhi Distribution had undertaken a massive awareness campaign, through distribution of posters, banners; through the website and through direct engagement of RWA bodies to spread the message about Earth Hour in its network.