New England grid operator details summer forecast for electricity

New England’s regional electrical grid operator is predicting it will have sufficient power supplies to meet customer demand this summer.

ISO-New England officials say that when temperatures hit 90 degrees this summer, demand for electricity is expected to peak at 25,729 megawatts in the region. And if temperatures rise to 94 degrees for an extended period of time, demand for power could spike to 28,120 megawatts, just slightly less than the all-time record for peak demand, which was 28,130 megawatts on Aug. 2, 2006, according to officials with the Holyoke, Mass.-based grid operator.

Published in New Haven Register, 3rd May, 2018