Cornwall Electric keeping up with frigid cold

CORNWALL – As Cornwallites crank the space heaters and turn on the furnaces to ward off the so-called “Siberian Express” it’s not affecting power consumption.

Cornwall Electric Manager Mike Pescod tells Cornwall Newswatch says power demand is what they would expect for a cold spell.

Demand was expected to peak at 7 p.m. Thursday night.

As the mercury dipped to minus 18 and felt like minus 30 with the wind chill at that time, Cornwall Electric was expecting demand to be roughly 109 megawatts.

Pescod says recent winters have saw demand peak at 120 megawatts.

While he doesn’t anticipate any major issues with the electrical grid in this extreme cold, Pescod is still encouraging people to be prudent with their electricity use.

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