New Delhi: People around the world will mark Earth hour on Saturday, March 28 by turning off their lights for one hour between 8:30 p.m and 9:30 pm.
Delhiites too will join a billion people in over 6,000 cities across the globe to observe the Earth Hour seeking to spread the message of energy conservation.
To ensure an all around participation, power discoms in Delhi are gearing up for 9th edition of the event by sending mobile text messages and memos to individual households, RWAs, business houses and communities urging them to switch off all lights for an hour to conserve energy.
"We are sending SMSes to over 10 lakh customers to participate in the Earth Hour," a BSES official said.
"As a responsible 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 need 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 BSES spokesperson, said in a press release.
Last year, Delhi saved around 250 MW (175 MW in BSES area).On their part, 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.
Earth Hour is an annual international event created by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund), that urges households and business establishments across the world to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for an hour at the appointed time to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change.