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Vietnam saves over 470,000 kWh of electricity on Earth Hour 2017

Xinhua, March 27, 2017 Adjust font size:

Vietnam saved some 471,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, worth 764 million Vietnamese dong (33,616 U.S. dollars) when local people joined in the Earth Hour 2017 by switching off unnecessary electrical devices, according to the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN).

The EVN's National Load Dispatch Center was quoted by local Vietnam Economic Times as saying on Monday that during the Earth Hour 2017 held in Vietnam from 8:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, many people took the symbolic actions of turning off unnecessary electrical devices for an hour in response to the event.

This year's figures represented a slight increased against the 451,000 kWh of electricity from the previous year.

The Earth Hour campaign is among activities taken by the Vietnamese government and people towards reducing 8 percent of the nation's greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

During the 2011-2015 period, Vietnam saved nearly 12 billion kWh of electricity worth 17.8 trillion Vietnamese dong (783,200 U.S. dollars) thanks to implementation of various programs on energy efficiency, according to EVN.

The EVN aims to implement at least 250 electricity saving solutions nationwide in the 2016-2020 period to save at least 24 million kWh per year. Endit