On Wednesday, officials from BSES discoms asked their Delhi customers to turn off all non-essential lights and electrical appliances for an hour during Earth Hour on March 27 to raise awareness about the need to address climate change.
Customers of BSES discoms have been asked to turn off lights for one hour on Saturday, from 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m., they said.
“We sincerely appeal to our over 4.5 million consumers and around 18 million residents in our area to make the right choice for the planet and future generations that will inherit it,” a BSES spokesperson said of the importance of a sustainable planet. ‘Switch off and speak for nature’ during Earth Hour. Citizens should contribute to the protection of the natural environment in order to ensure our future.”
It also encouraged consumers to adopt a sustainable lifestyle, encouraging them to use green alternatives such as solar energy, electric cars, and energy efficiency.
The premier power distribution companies and joint ventures between Reliance Infrastructure Limited and the Delhi government are BRPL and BYPL.
In addition, during the appointed hour on March 27, all non-essential lights at their over 400 offices, spread across an area of around 950 sq km, will be switched off, according to a BSES statement.
Earth Hour is an annual international event organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) that encourages individuals and organisations around the world to turn off non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour at a designated time to raise awareness about the need to address climate change, according to the organisation.