Power Grid Still In Good Shape Despite Blistering Heat

The power grid is bearing the brunt of the recent heat wave.

ISO New England electricity usage has been much higher in recent days.

Officials say the demand for electricity becomes much higher during heat waves due to the increased usage of cooling systems.

The company says a rise in the dewpoint is the leading factor of the uptick in electricity usage.

However, they added that utilities prepare well in advance for summer dew point spikes.

To help lower energy bills, the Department of Energy recommends setting thermostats to 78 degrees in the summer.

Folks should also limit their use of large appliances, like ovens, during heat waves.

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