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BP Cuts Electricity Usage

BP Cuts Electricity Usage

BP is in the process of implementing a number of measures to reduce the company’s electricity consumption by a minimum of 10%.

BP’s Managing Director Peter Griffiths said “we will do everything that we possibly can to reduce electricity consumption. All New Zealand companies need to recognize the serious situation that the country is in and play an active role in reducing consumption where possible.

“BP is targeting a minimum 10% reduction in our offices (Wellington and Auckland) and will monitor usage on a daily basis. We have identified all non-essential electricity use in all of our corporate and retail sites. Measures taken include:

Corporate Office savings: Air conditioning will start 30 minutes later and finish 30 minutes earlier Lighting will be lowered by removing light bulbs and non essential lighting will be turned off Computers and monitors turned off over night Investigation of automatic shut off and sensor systems for lighting

Company Owned Service Station savings: Under canopy lighting will be turned off during the day** Lighting will be lowered by removing light bulbs and turning off non essential lighting

“We will publish our savings each week on our web site www.bp.co.nz. We are also working with our six tenants in our head office building to encourage them to make all possible savings.

“BP is also the only oil company in New Zealand that generates solar power, through solar panels on 15 of our service stations. These panels generated 50,000 kilo watt-hours of energy in the first two months of this year.

“A number of the measures have already been implemented. Last week the BP sign on the top of its head office building in Wellington was turned off.“

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