28 Mar 2011

Earth Hour savings same as last year

7:28 pm on 28 March 2011

The operator of New Zealand's electricity grid says power savings from Earth Hour were about the same as last year.

About 130 countries were involved in the event organised by the World Wildlife Fund at 8.30pm on Saturday.

Transpower spokesperson Rebecca Wilson says savings nationwide dropped by about 2%, the same result as last year.

Ms Wilson says a rundown of individual regional savings will be available on Tuesday.