MONTREAL, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - A historic consumption peak of
39,240 MW was set this morning at 7:26 a.m. Hydro-Québec asks its
customers to continue their contribution in reducing electricity
consumption in this time of peak demand caused by the cold weather.
Hydro-Québec expects significant electricity consumption to continue
this evening and a new record could be set tomorrow morning. That's why
the company is asking customers to continue their efforts to reduce
electricity use during the following peak hours:
Wednesday, January 22: 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. The
corporate logo and Mousseau mural at its head office have been turned
Hydro-Québec sincerely thanks all its customers for their cooperation
and will keep them informed of any new developments.
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