With sweltering temperatures expected across Connecticut over the next several days, air conditioners and fans will be working overtime. High electricity usage during a heat wave can put a strain on the electric system, but Eversource is prepared to meet that demand and is offering tips on how customers can save energy, stay comfortable and keep electric bills low.
“Typically the demand for electricity grows by 75% during peak summer months,” said Steve Gilkey, vice president of Electric Field Operations for Eversource in Connecticut. “We prepare well in advance of the summer months to ensure the system is able to handle the additional demand, especially for long stretches of extreme heat. This includes conducting ground and aerial inspections of the overhead and underground systems in the cooler months to detect and resolve any issues ahead of time. It’s all about ensuring reliable service for our customers.”