PGE Customer Conservation Efforts Work

PGE Customer Conservation Efforts Work

PG&E thanked customers for their conservation efforts as it came close to breaking an all-time record for electricity use on Thursday.   While PG&E expected to reach record electricity use, an afternoon and evening sea breeze in the Bay Area provided relief to some of the heat risk and electric demands.   The heat wave drove up energy demand close to levels not seen since 2006 – especially due to air conditioner use to combat the heat.   PG&E was ready for the high energy usage and had enough energy supply, including renewables like solar energy, to meet the needs of customers.  Once the sun sets and renewables are less abundant on the grid, customer conservation efforts between 4 and 7 p.m. become even more critical.    Customer demand for energy yesterday reached its highest point at 20,754 megawatts (MWs).  The energy company’s all-time system peak load was on July 25, 2006, when customer demand for electricity hit 22,468 MWs.  For continued conservation tips, visit PGE.com.

 

Written by KVGC Staff

Additional information