No problems for SaskPower when it comes to power usage in this heat

SaskPower’s grid is getting tested as southern Saskatchewan is under an extreme heat warning, but the company says it is doubtful we will see a consumption record happen.

“It’s not likely we will set one on Friday.” SaskPower’s Jordan Jackle said. “We are keeping an eye on things though as there is a chance we could see one if this hot spell continues.   The consumption record was set last August when we had a heatwave hit us where temperatures were sitting at around 35 degrees Celsius..  That record was over 3500 megawatts.”

Jackle goes on to say that as of mid-afternoon Friday, the consumption was at 3200 megawatts with peak consumption on Thursday sitting at 3437 megawatts.

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