MONTREAL, Jan. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Hydro-Québec is anticipating record
power consumption due to the extremely cold weather forecast over the
next few days. System demand in Québec is expected to reach
approximately 38,000 MW, Monday morning, exceeding the record peak of
37,230 MW, recorded for January 16, 2009.
Hydro-Québec is therefore appealing to the public to reduce power
consumption during peak periods in order to give the utility greater
Hydro-Québec is asking for reduced power usage during these peak
Monday, January 24: from 6 to 9 a.m. and from 4 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, January 25: from 6 to 9 a.m.
Here are the most effective ways to reduce consumption:
Reduce lighting to the bare minimum, especially outdoors
Limit use of hot water and take a short shower
Avoid using the dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer
Hydro-Québec has implemented the various means at its disposal to ensure
continuity of service under extreme contingencies. The utility will
also reduce heating and lighting in all its administrative buildings in
Québec, and the lights on the logo at head office will be turned off.
Hydro-Québec sincerely thanks all customers for their cooperation and
will keep them informed of any new developments.
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