Electricity Demand Hits New High
Last evening, demand peaked at 9,869 megawatts between 5 and 6 p.m.. That’s the highest demand seen in all of 2016 and is 18% higher than it was during the same time period on Thursday of last week..
The all time record high for electricity demand was set in November of 2006, when it peaked at 10,113 megawatts. That record remains intact.
BC Hydro expects demand will remain higher than normal as the cold weather continues.
Energy demand comparison:
|Date||Increase over last week|
|Tuesday, December 6||12 per cent|
|Wednesday, December 7||15 per cent|
|Thursday, December 8||18 per cent|