I’m so glad that me and my whole family took part in this event! See jump why.
WWF and Meralco estimates that more than a million Filipinos participated, saving 56MWh of energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 30-tonnes in Luzon alone – equivalent to shutting down an entire coal-fired powerplant!
Yes, the 30 tons is for the entire hour. This translates into:
Number of cars equivalent
Luzon: 334 cars consuming full tank fuel of 40L; 263 jeepneys consuming full tank fuel of 45L
MM: 96 cars 75 jeepneys
Number of households equivalent
Luzon – 560 households consuming 100kWh/ month
MM – 160 hh @ 100kWh/month
Millions of pesos equivalent
Luzon – 552,338.47 = P532,000 (kWh savings@ P9.5/kWh) + P20,338.47 (CO2 avoidance @ EUR10/t-CO2 and P66.034/EUR)
MM – 157,810.99 = P152,000 (kWh savings) + P5,810.99 (CO2 avoidance)