Wednesday, February 24, 2010
EARTH HOUR 2010
Butuan has been experiencing a 4 hour power interruption everyday that starts on February 15, 2010, however, the situation became worst and on February 24, Butuan is in total blackout for 10 hours from 8:30 in the4 morning until past 5 in the afternoon.
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has announced, the water level at Iligan area have reached on a critical level.
The whole area of Mindanao rely on hydropower plants and Butuan for the past 20 years, had a back up power using a power barge located at Nasipit, Agusan del Norte.
But recently, it was transferred from another area as contract has already expired.
With the impending power shortage, there is an imminent need to continue supporting Earth Hour this year.
At 8:30pm on Saturday, March 27 some of the world’s most recognized symbols of hope, peace, human endeavour and natural wonder will plunge into darkness for Earth Hour as a powerful sign of the unrelenting resolve of the global community to respond to the threat of climate change.