CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- There should be plenty of power this winter across New England, though the company that manages the electric grid says an extreme cold snap could pose some challenges.
In its winter forecast, ISO New England said this week that consumer demand across the region is expected to peak at 20,357 megawatts (MW) under normal weather conditions or 21,057 MW at extreme temperatures.
But pointing to last winter's two-week cold snap, the company didn't rule out some bumps along the way. Should there be a scenario in which the region loses a large generator, electricity imports are affected or fuel deliveries are disrupted, the company could be forced to put in place emergency procedures. It would consider importing power from neighboring regions and asking consumers and business to voluntarily conserve energy. (read more)
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