26 Jul '16, 3pm

Yesterday’s storm caused NYC electricity prices to spike 1000 percent https://t.co/fPB4V0v6wo

It’s no mystery that summer’s intense heat puts a strain on the electricity grid , as folks crank up the air conditioning and plug in extra fans in a desperate attempt to stay cool. The thunderstorms impact electricity pricing as well, due to the increased threat of lost service from downed power lines or blown generators. With these factors working together, along with the increasing populations in several boroughs of the city, the demand on the grid during peak energy usage times is also increasing.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/yesterdays-storm-caused-nyc-elec...

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