Muscat, 25 March 2018: Nama Group participated in the global environment initiative “Earth Hour” 2018. The Group aims at promoting sustainability policy principles to reduce carbon emissions, the awareness of electricity conservation as well as maintaining environment resources by encouraging the society to switch-off non-essential electric lights and devices.
This year, Nama Group continued to highlight its commitment to the Earth Hour occasion, under the theme of “Connect to Earth”. The Group’s staff, social media bloggers and people interested in environment matters were invited to witness the event special celebration, held at Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC) headquarter, a member of Nama Group, on Saturday 24 March 2018 from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. During the event, lights of OETC building were turned off whereas Earth Hour 2018 logo sample was switched on with solar energy. Mr Ali Al Kharousi, an Omani promising inventor, held a workshop about the solar power with an overview of its principle, usage and how it conserves energy. Also, Eng. Sultan Al Rawahi, Operational Planning Manager at the Load Dispatch Center, OETC, highlighted the center’s mechanism to monitor and control the whole electricity transmission network in addition to the means to reduce overall power consumption.
It is worth mentioning that Majan Electricity Company (MJEC), a member of Nama Group, took part in the Earth Hour in collaboration with Crowne Plaza, Sohar and Engineering Village. MJEC is keen to emphasize the importance of this event in order to educate the public about climate change resulting from the environment pollution and build the environmental culture in coming generations.
This participation coincides with the Group's ongoing efforts towards sustainable energy saving, spreading environmental awareness, in addition to preventing electricity over-consumption and implementing best practices, which helps to protect the earth. Also, the Group monitored the consumption of electricity in all Governorates through the calculating system of the actual consumption per hour in the distribution centre in OETC. All residents and organisations of the Sultanate were invited to shut down non-essential electronic devices and lights during the event time. As a result of the common collaboration, we have achieved saving approximately 95,695.42 kilowatts of the electricity in this hour, with a percentage of 3.3% in comparison with the following hour.
Earth Hour is a global grassroots movement, uniting people to take action on climate change and protect the planet. The whole world is encouraged to switch off the lights at 8:30 pm local time. The overall participation in this valued event intends to develop a cohesive society around the world, stepping forward to maintainable environment and lifestyle.