Even with the heat warnings in southern Saskatchewan, SaskPower doesn’t expect the summer consumption record to be broken.
Spokesperson Jordan Jackle says it’s always a possibility, but last year on August 10th most temperatures were over 35 degrees, approaching 40 in some cases.
A heat warning is in effect for Fort Qu’appelle, Indian Head, Moosomin, Kipling, Grenfell, and Wawota.
Power consumption that day was a record-breaking over 35-hundred megawatts.
Because of storms throughout the province, there have been power outages.
Jackle says the causes of unplanned outages usually fall in one of 3 categories – the weather, equipment failure or nature. That means things like birds, squirrels or trees.