MONTREAL, Jan. 21, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Hydro-Québec anticipates
significant power consumption due to the extremely cold weather
conditions at this time and forecast for the next few days. The
consumption needs for all of Québec should surpass 39,000 MW tomorrow
morning, setting a new historic peak. The previous peak of 38,797 MW
occurred on January 23, 2013.
Hydro-Québec will use various means at its disposal to manage this
situation, including an appeal to the general public. The company is
asking customers to reduce electricity use during these peak hours:
Wednesday, January 22: from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m
Thursday, January 23: from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m
Here are the most effective ways to reduce consumption:
Lower the thermostat temperature by a degree or two (Celsius) in all
rooms, especially those that are unused.
Postpone using energy-intensive appliances (especially dryers and
dishwashers) by a few hours.
Limit the use of hot water as much as possible.
Hydro-Québec has also called for the contribution of government building
managers and industrial customers. In addition, the company will reduce
heating and lighting in all of its buildings across Québec, including the corporate logo and Mousseau mural at its head office.
Hydro-Québec sincerely thanks all its customers for their cooperation
and will keep them informed of any new developments.
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