Tuesday, July 18, 2006

BATHING IN SWEAT

At 10 p.m. Tuesday, the temperature at the airport was 90 degrees. The heat index was 99.

No relief in sight. Another peak energy use day at City Utilities, according to spokesman Ern DeCamp:
CU electric customers used 789 megawatts during the hour ending at 5 p.m., exceeding the mark set just 24 hours earlier.

There have not been any special operational events during the current hot spell.

CU urges customers with central air conditioning to keep the thermostat at 78 degrees or at their own comfort level. While there is adequate power, the electric system is heavily loaded.
Last year, CU customers used 760 megawatts on July 22. A record then, easily broken in this heatwave. Be safe.

1 comment:

Takes two wings to fly straight said...

It is enough to make you believe in global warming.