Goal reached for Lights Out! Power Down! campaign


BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia Tech reached its goal during the annual Lights Out! Power Down! event held on June 27.

The university has been holding the event for 10 years. During a one-hour period, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., the community lowers its power usage.

“Lights Out!/Power Down! is a prime example of the university community’s commitment to environmental stewardship in action,” said Chris Kiwus, associate vice president and chief facilities officer.

This year the university lowered the electrical need to an average 20,500 kilowatts. Earlier in the day the campus averaged 28,450 kilowatts during peak hours.

The campus goal was 22,000 kilowatts for the hour.

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