Recent Heat Not Setting Record for Power Consumption

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.


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