VANCOUVER, B.C. – BC Hydro has reported that the company had another record-breaking day for electricity demand.
Monday night was the third consecutive night where the peak hourly demand was broken.
According to a release from BC Hydro, the demand reached 8,516 which long surpassed the previous record by more than 600 megawatts—the equivalent of using 600,000 portable air conditioners.
So far during the heatwave, all-time summer records for BC Hydro have been broken three nights in a row, on Saturday, June 26th, Sunday, June 27th, and on Monday, June 28th.
Hydro has released some tips for customers looking to keep cool and save money during the heatwave. Some ideas are:
BC Hydro has also taken steps to protect the safety of customers and employees by cancelling a majority of planned outages and suspending disconnections for non-payment until the heatwave ends.
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