Heat Wave brings mind blowing electricity use throughout the Southland

Full story: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Morgan Park's new spray pool attracted loads of kids seeking relief from the highest temperatures yet this summer at the free Baldwin Park facility July 15, 2010.

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so fresh and so easy

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Jul 16, 2010
 
i know quite a few people that like to cool down the entire house--- even when no one is home...
then what makes it worse- is only 1 or 2 people in the entire house- AND they dont even go to the other side of the house...in times like this- when they call for energy savings--- thats being selfish I think. This can lead to blackouts- which can affect those that really need it.

I only cool the room where people will be in.
I brought grandma- and great grandma over to stay at my house- they have been instructed to stay in the living room- which will have AC.
The rest of the house- will not. They are to drink plenty of water.
Just Wondering

Diamond Bar, CA

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Jul 16, 2010
 
How did the human race survive before air conditioning and "cooling centers"???
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Jul 16, 2010
 
Really can not complain when the Northeast is scorching...But you know it is warm when at 10:45 PM at USBank in Glendora it still reads 85.
jesus

Hacienda Heights, CA

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Jul 16, 2010
 
Just Wondering wrote:
How did the human race survive before air conditioning and "cooling centers"???
They didn't build huge settlements in hot regions.
jesus

Hacienda Heights, CA

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Jul 16, 2010
 
so fresh and so easy wrote:
i know quite a few people that like to cool down the entire house--- even when no one is home...
then what makes it worse- is only 1 or 2 people in the entire house- AND they dont even go to the other side of the house...in times like this- when they call for energy savings--- thats being selfish I think. This can lead to blackouts- which can affect those that really need it.
I only cool the room where people will be in.
I brought grandma- and great grandma over to stay at my house- they have been instructed to stay in the living room- which will have AC.
The rest of the house- will not. They are to drink plenty of water.
The DWP just raised their rates again when they've always shown massive profit yet haven't been investing in new infrastructure. I pay for my electricity, I will use it at my leisure. Perhaps if more blackouts happen and people die, they'll get off their asses and do something. Or they could just keep funneling money over to Mayor Vivalaraza for his useless beach subway idea.
so fresh and so easy

La Crescenta, CA

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Jul 16, 2010
 
jesus wrote:
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They didn't build huge settlements in hot regions.
and if they had huge settlements-- they were not paves with asphalt and cement-- which act as heat sinks..

on a cool night-- ever walk by a cinder block wall- and say-- what the hell was that--- as it radiated the heat it absorbed during the day... well its now giving it off----
now multiply that by all the cement around us.
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United States

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Jul 16, 2010
 
Electricity should be free to all people Period!

“Fly low and avoid the penguins”

Since: Dec 09

Pasadena

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Jul 16, 2010
 
so fresh and so easy wrote:
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and if they had huge settlements--
And....When they built houses in hot areas, they would have cross ventilation (AKA Windows) to catch evening breezes--They built of insulating mud (dry climates) or elevated lightweight woods (humid areas) and they didn't commute further than to the nearest field.
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Jul 16, 2010
 
WPArtist wrote:
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And....When they built houses in hot areas, they would have cross ventilation (AKA Windows) to catch evening breezes--They built of insulating mud (dry climates) or elevated lightweight woods (humid areas) and they didn't commute further than to the nearest field.
Ahhhh, for the good old days ...
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Los Angeles, CA

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Jul 16, 2010
 
The record for one-day demand is 23,303 megawatts, recorded in August 2007. Normal peak usage on a day when temperatures aren't scorching is 12,000 megawatts, Edison officials said.

Demand shouldn't be a problem....I know this guy who was able to harness 1.1 Jiggawatts of electricity from lightning, and this was way back in '85.
Laptop Mafia

Glendora, CA

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Jul 16, 2010
 
Welcome to Phoenix, California; at least until Sunday.

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Pasadena

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Jul 16, 2010
 
At least in Phoenix you get the night time storms and the hub of cicadas.

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