When it’s this cold, you’re bound to break a few electricity use records.
That’s exactly what happened Tuesday when Orange and Rockland Utilities’ customers broke the record for the second-highest winter weekday demand in the company’s history.
O&R reported Wednesday that demand peaked at 966 megawatts at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The company said the strong, frigid winds and bitter cold had folks turning up the thermostat.
The top all-time demand in O&R’s history was at 5 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2006 when demand peaked at 1,617 megawatts.
Of course, in that case, we were turning up the air conditions and cursing summer’s heat.
It’s always feast or famine.