Central Group encourages real action to reduce energy consumption for an hour in EARTH HOUR 2018 #CONNECT2EARTH activity
On 24 March 2018, the representatives of Central Group led by Khun Visit Udomkitchote, Senior Vice President of Central Pattana Public Company Limited; together with Khun Rujires Neerapatama, Vice president of Business development of Central Pattana Public Company Limited, Khun Usa Pookpant, General Manager Office of Policy Management for Corporate Relations and CSR of Central Group, and a number of associates, as well as, representatives from government and private organizations join together in the campaign to raise awareness for people to conserve energy consumption and turn off non-essential electricity usage for one hour at CentralPlaza Grand Rama 9; this would deccelerate global climate change. Khun Jakkapan Pewngam, Deputy Governor of Bangkok gives the honor to open this activity.
This year, many parts of the Bangkok area and districts in the surrounding perimeter went dark in the hours of 8.30 PM. to 9.30 PM. This blackout saved more than 2,002 megawatts of electricity, equivalent to a reduction of 1,026 tons of the carbon emission and worth 7,863,635 Million Baht.