Ponoka was one of FortisAlberta’s top 10 best performing communities during Earth Hour March 26 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Fortis developed the top 10 best-performing communities list to showcase that saving energy is important to its customers and it wants to support them in their efforts.
Ponoka made the list with a consumption reduction of 1.5 per cent when compared to the same hour on the previous Saturday, March 19.
Ponoka saved approximately 650 kWh during Earth Hour, the equivalent of powering more than 10,700 60W bulbs for an hour, 700 homes for one hour, or one home for a whole month. The average home uses about 650 kWh per month (0.9 kWh per hour).
Ponoka registered the same 1.5 per cent consumption reduction during Earth Hour 2010.
FortisAlberta encourages Ponoka customers to send them a picture and tell them about what they did for Earth Hour 2011. They could win an Energy Efficiency Prize worth $200. Entries must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 8.