RIPR News
8:52 am
Tue December 6, 2011

Power grid operator has megawatts to spare

PROVIDENCE, RI – The operator of New England's power grid says they are expecting to meet winter demand. ISO-New England reports they have more than enough megawatts available to meet the expected peak demand of 22,255 megawatts. The grid operator, based in Holyoke, MA, says the all-time winter peak for electricity usage was set on January 15, 2004, during an extreme cold snap. The record total: 22,818 megawatts.

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