SA saved 575 MW during Earth Hour

Engineering News, 31 March 2014.

South Africa saved 575 MW of electricity – enough to power a city the size of Polokwane, in Limpopo – on Saturday evening from 20:30 to 21:30 by switching lights off during Earth Hour, State-owned power utility Eskom announced on Monday.

Eskom had measured the reduction in electricity used during the hour against typical consumption for this time on an average Saturday evening as part of its support of the campaign…


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