Are you ready to pull the plug for Earth Hour?

BC Hydro is encouraging Revelstokians to join millions of Canadians in support of Earth Hour 2013 by turning off their lights on Saturday, March 23, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Last year, Revelstoke had the highest reduction in energy use at 12.1 per cent. B.C.’s overall electricity load dropped by 1.67 per cent.

Earth Hour is an annual global event hosted by the World Wildlife Fund and supported by BC Hydro. The goal of this event is to encourage individuals to turn off unnecessary lights and electronics in an effort to conserve power.

This year, many BC Hydro account holders can track their energy use by logging onto MyHydro – their online account at – to compare their electricity use on the Saturday prior to Earth Hour with their actual use during Earth Hour.

The new tools provide timely information on household electricity consumption, giving customers the ability to make informed decisions year-round. Customers can now see their hourly, daily or weekly electricity use, not just the total energy used in a two-month bill.