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Earth Hour helps save power

Update: March, 27/2017 - 09:00
Việt Nam saved 471,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, equivalent to VNĐ764 million (US$33,616) when people nationwide responded to Earth Hour by switching off unnecessary electrical devices, according to the National Load Dispatch Centre under national power utility Electricity of Việt Nam (EVN). — Photo VNEEP

HÀ NỘI  — Việt Nam saved 471,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, equivalent to VNĐ764 million (US$33,616) when people nationwide responded to Earth Hour by switching off unnecessary electrical devices, according to the National Load Dispatch Centre under national power utility Electricity of Việt Nam (EVN).

The figure was revealed yesterday after the country joined many others for the 2017 Earth Hour late on Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 pm, with many people taking the symbolic action of turning off unnecessary electrical devices for an hour.

This year’s figures represented a slight increase against the 451,000 kWh of electricity saved in the previous year.

The Earth Hour campaign is one of several activities taken by the Vietnamese Government and people towards reducing eight percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

The launching ceremony of Earth Hour 2017 was held at the Hà Nội University of Technology on Saturday, drawing students from other universities and colleges of the city. Many activities were held in localities across the country throughout March, especially in major cities like Hà Nội, Đà Nẵng, Cần Thơ and HCM City.

Việt Nam saved nearly 12 billion kWh of electricity in 2011-2015, equivalent to VNĐ17.8 trillion ($783,200), following the implementation of various programmes on energy efficiency, according to EVN.

The EVN aim to implement at least 250 electricity saving solutions nationwide in the 2016-2020 period, setting the target of saving at least 24 million kWh per year.— VNS
 

 

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