Earth Hour Challenge results are in!Mar 31, 2016, 21:01 PM
Earth Hour took place on Saturday, March 19, from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. and 25 communities within our service territory participated. This year, grants were increased to a total of $15,000 to be allocated to the top three communities with reduced consumption to enable municipalities to create or enhance energy efficiencies in their communities.
“Communities came up with their own unique ways to reduce energy consumption during Earth Hour,” says Natasha Russell, Corporate Communications Advisor. “Residents were encouraged to turn off unnecessary lights and were also encouraged to participate in community events.”
The winners of the Earth Hour grants are those communities that are identified to have had the lowest electricity consumption during Earth Hour, as compared to the same hour on the previous Saturday. The percentage decrease was used to determine the winners of the grants.
This year’s recipients of the Earth Hour grants are:
- First place winners: Village of Glenwood and Village of Hill Spring tie for first place (first and second place grants were combined and divided by two to ensure fairness). Each community receives $6,250 each for a 94 per cent decrease in consumption.
- Second place winner: Village of Alix receives $2,500 grant for an 18.5 per cent decrease in consumption
Thank you to all participating communities who entered the FortisAlberta Earth Hour Challenge!