Earth Hour Savings

Essa residents stand out from the crowd

Did you do it? Did you power down last night to mark Earth Hour? Alectra, the former PowerStream, says it saw a four per cent reduction in electricity use in the 15 communities it services, saving 112 megawatts of power – enough to supply 3404 average sized homes for 24 hours. The reductions in Simcoe County were:

  • Essa (Thornton) 16%
  • Bradford West Gwillimbury 7%
  • New Tecumseth 6.3%
  • Penetanguishene 4.5%
  • Barrie 1%