posted on July 07, 2010 13:51
National Grid today reporting a record demand for electricity in Upstate New York.
6,804 megawatts of electricity were in demand between 2pm and 3pm yesterday afternoon. That shatters the four-year-old record of 6,692 megawatts by more than 100.
Courtney Quatrino with National Grid explains why the company is seeing higher peaks in usage, and what they do to prepare for those peaks.
National Grid still expects to fulfill all needs for power, even with record usage. The only power outages in Western New York today are small and isolated in Erie County.
The current heat wave is expected to last through tomorrow.