Toronto's electricity use dropped by 3.2% during Earth Hour

Customers showed their commitment to energy conservation

TORONTO, March 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro customers turned down their power and turned up their commitment to the environment during Earth Hour. The city's electricity use dipped by 89 megawatts (MW) or 3.2%.

That's the equivalent to removing approximately 36,000 homes off of Toronto Hydro's grid.

Toronto Hydro would like to thank its customers for participating in Earth Hour and for conserving electricity throughout the year.

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About Earth Hour

Earth Hour is a global environmental initiative in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which asks individuals, businesses, governments and communities to turn off their lights to show their support for environmentally sustainable action.


  • The most successful Earth Hour Toronto campaign took place in 2009 when the city achieved a 15.1% load drop
  • Earth Hour began in 2007 in Australia and engages more than 172 countries and territories
  • In 2015, electricity usage during Earth Hour dropped by 3.5%



"We want to thank all of our customers that took part in another successful Earth Hour and their continuing commitment to electricity conservation throughout the entire year."

-       Tori Gass, Media Relations Specialist, Toronto Hydro


Toronto Hydro owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 756,000 customers located in the city of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 19% of the electricity consumed in the province of Ontario.

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SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation

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For further information: Tori Gass, Communications and Public Relations, 416-903-4037,; 24-hours media line: 416-903-6845,


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