New York City’s ConEdison said it bases its decision-making and planning process on projections for climate change, according to their recently released annual sustainability strategy report. The utility is currently the second-largest generator of solar power in North America, and the seventh largest worldwide.
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What Is Peak Demand?
Peak Demand is when electrical power demand is the highest. A likely time for Peak Demand to come is during a heatwave, when households and businesses across the nation turn on their air conditioning to stay cool. When peak demand occurs, utilities fire up peaker plants, which are able to meet the increased demand for electricity.