Aug 18, 2014 – News Today

Albertans asked to conserve energy as demand for power hits record

Albertans are being asked to reduce power consumption in the wake of an unexpected power plant shutdown that has left the province’s electricity system “stressed.” With temperatures in the province hitting the 30C mark and higher, the province’s power grid is already carrying a heavy load. According to the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO), demand for power hit a record 10,413 MW Tuesday afternoon. Spokesperson Angela Anderson said that record could be broken again today. Read More