22 Jul '11, 5pm

Sweltering Temps Drive Record Peak Power Use via @greentechmedia

Sweltering Temps Drive Record Peak Power Use via @greentechmedia

When New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg held his regular radio show live from City Hall on Friday, he urged New Yorkers to keep their air conditioning no cooler than 79 degrees during the day and throughout the weekend. If you hadn’t been listening, you might have missed it. Most New Yorkers did. Consolidated Edison also asked its customers to curb electricity demand via a press release. Again, not very effective. The urging comes as Con Edison, which serves New York City and Westchester County, is experiencing record breaking power delivery and has already reduced voltages to some parts of Queens and Westchester resulting in brownouts . It’s the same everywhere: hot. PJM Interconnection set a new record for peak power use on Thursday, delivering 158,450 megawatts of power across its mid-Atlantic territory. On Wednesday, the Midwest Independent Transmission System Opera...

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