The Northeast is experiencing the beginnings of a true heat wave this week, with temperatures reaching into the 90s for a second day in a row. Stress on the power grid caused outages Tuesday morning across the New York City area. Meteorologists have suggested this could be the start of the longest and hottest heat wave this year. New York City saw a high temperature of 94 degrees yesterday and is expected to see more extreme high temperatures throughout the week.
Heat advisories are in place for much of the northeast through the rest of the week. The National Weather Service estimates the heat could worsen Thursday and Friday, with a heat index of around 105 degrees in some places.
Needless to say, it has been a pretty crazy start to the week for the staff here at Energy Curtailment Specialists. We’ve had events activated both Monday and Tuesday in New York and surrounding area, and may be expecting more. Our staff has been diligent and efficient in notifying all of our customers of upcoming emergency notices, and our customers have responded very strongly. As NYISO is expecting near-record demand over the next few days energy reduction through demand response will be crucial to maintaining power grid integrity.
We are very grateful for the efforts that have been put forth by our customers and we want to take this opportunity to openly thank the many individuals that will make this week a successful one for our power grid and our community. Despite the fact that there have been reports of outages, brownouts, and voltage fluctuations, we understand that without the support of the people we have enrolled the problems that have been caused would be much worse. Once again, thank you for your dedicated time and effort.
As always, if you are interested in registering for a demand response program or you simply would like more information, please contact Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc. ECS is an industry pioneer in demand response programs and other services such as utility bill auditing and smart metering.
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