Earth Hour energy savings for B.C. cities have been tallied and among them, Terrace ranked – no where.
But it’s not because people in the city didn’t switch off their lights during the global environmental movement that saw places across the globe powering down. Rather, BC Hydro doesn’t track Terrace’s energy consumption like it does for other B.C. communities.
BC Hydro explained that for Terrace, energy consumption within it’s boundaries can’t be measured.
“In some regions, there are substations that share feeders between communities,” said a media representative for BC Hydro. Feeders are cables that carry electricity from power substations, and if they’re are shared, there’s no way to tell which area uses more or less power.
Or, BC Hydro explained, the appropriate equipment needed to measures power usage in Terrace might just not be there.
BC Hydro is not sure which of the former reasons left Terrace off the Earth Hour energy savings list.
Kitimat, however, placed third among 67 municipalities on the list. The town reduced it’s energy consumption by 4.35 per cent.