Grid stays cool despite summer heat | The Columbus Dispatch

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Power companies are not sweating the hot weather. Electricity demand is up from last year, utilities say, but the need is nowhere close to maxing out available capacity.

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Aug 14, 2010
 
Well prepared.
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Well prepared.
Idle factories and empty stores make all the difference in the world.
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Idle factories and empty stores make all the difference in the world.
Yep. Obamanomics in effect here. Get ready things to get even worse.
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Aug 14, 2010
 
Most of New England buys their electricity from Quebec and it's VERY expensive.
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Aug 14, 2010
 
globallywarm wrote:
Most of New England buys their electricity from Quebec and it's VERY expensive.
I''ll bet a lot of this is hydroelectric from Niagara Falls, which we share in too. I wonder if Canada taxes it for export.
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Aug 14, 2010
 
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Idle factories and empty stores make all the difference in the world.
Don't forget all the foreclosed homeowners... They're not running their AC either.:P
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Aug 15, 2010
 
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Don't forget all the foreclosed homeowners... They're not running their AC either.:P
I made my point. No reason to gild the lily.
Biggie BC

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Aug 15, 2010
 
One of the hottest summers in recent memory. I hate to think about my next electric bill.

We got spoiled last summer when it was cool.

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