The Independent System Operator-New England (ISO-NE), which operates the regional electric grid, recently predicted that New England should have enough electric generation and demand-response resources available to serve forecasted peak demands this summer. ISO-NE expects electric demands to peak at 26,710 megawatts (MW) under normal weather conditions of about 90 degrees Fahrenheit, although an extended heat wave in the mid-90s could push demand over 29,000 MW. Last summer, power demands peaked on July 2nd at 24,443 MW. The all-time record was set on August 2, 2006 when demand reached 28,130 MW.
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