Another day of hot weather brings electricity concerns

first_imgWith temperatures in the low to mid-40s expected once again today, air-conditioners, refrigeration plants and electricity use could again pose a danger to the town’s electricity supply.Two town-wide outages took place yesterday (Tuesday) as electricity use sky-rocketed, with air-conditioners and refrigeration plants working hard to keep things cool.The demand was just too much, causing a system-wide emergency shutdown.Power was restored twice before officials appealed to residents to limit use of air-conditioners and other electricity-intensive appliances, if possible.This seemed to have the desired result, with electricity supply remaining stable.Today, expect sporadic outages to continue to occur as the system strains to meet demand.Everyone is asked to turn off air-conditioners that are not needed. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more