DEWA Records Savings of 329 Megawatts (MW) for Earth Hour 2022

  • Publish date: Monday، 28 March 2022
DEWA Records Savings of 329 Megawatts (MW) for Earth Hour 2022

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) recorded savings of 329 megawatts (MW) in electricity consumption in the Emirate during Earth Hour 2022 under the theme ‘Shape Our Future.’ equivalent to a reduction of 132 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.

These savings are 13% higher than the 291 mw savings recorded during Earth Hour 2021. This year’s savings are the biggest since observing 2008 when Earth Hour was first observed in Dubai.

Dubai residents joined millions worldwide in expressing their solidarity with efforts to reduce climate changes by turning off unnecessary lights and electric appliances during Earth Hour between 8:30 – 9:30 PM on Saturday, 26 March 2022. 

 Earth Hour aims to make electricity and water conservation a daily practice to cut carbon emissions and combat environmental challenges such as climate change and global warming.

DEWA’s buildings participated in Earth Hour by turning off unnecessary lights from 8:30 to 9:30 PM. This included DEWA’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, which also organised various activities, including traditional performances by the Emirati Al Harbiya band. DEWA’s conservation mascots, Noor and Hayat, also participated in the Earth Hour Switch-Off Parade at Expo 2020 Dubai. Additionally, DEWA organised Earth Hour competitions through its social media accounts, with valuable gifts for the participants.

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