Summer heat

Posted March 13, 2009, at 11:39 p.m.

The maximum electric energy use in New England occurs at 3 in the afternoon on a humid summer day. That load is about 28,000 megawatts. The population of New England is about 15 million. On the average, each person in New England, on that day, is using electricity at the rate of about 2,000 watts.

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