Electricity Demand Spikes in Summer Heatwave

Electricity Demand Spikes in Summer Heatwave

We’ve all been feeling the heat. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that the July heatwave led to higher nationwide peak demand than last year – 704 gigawatts at 6:00 pm on July 19 – about 20% more than a typical summer day.  In the mid-Atlantic, peak...