The Department of Energy on Monday reported total savings of 62.69 megawatts for the entire country during the one-hour switch-off to celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday.
It said the largest savings of 33.29 MW came from Luzon, followed by 20.5 MW from Mindanao and 8.9 MW from the Visayas.
Citizens across the world, including the Philippines, turned their lights off for an hour between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on March 25, a symbolic demonstration of unity to reverse nature loss and achieve a climate-resilient future.
The DOE said the electricity demand reduction from the Earth Hour celebration is a testament that collectively, “we could generate a great impact on our daily energy consumption.”
“This also illustrates how purposeful behavior could achieve something big and worthy. Imagine when individuals, businesses, government and communities unite not only during Earth Hour but in making energy conservation their everyday way of life, the overall impact would be even much bigger,” Energy Secretary Raphael Lotilla said.