Here we go again - Record High Power Usage in NNE tomorrow

peakbagger

Minister of Fire
Jul 11, 2008
5,441
Northern NH
Tomorrow (Tuesday) may set this summers record in the ISO New England area. Big power users in Mass get a surcharge on their power bill on the highest demand hour so smart big power users will be shifting loads if possible.

https://www.iso-ne.com/isoexpress/

As long as there is gas in the pipelines and Seabrook stays running it should be a non event. If gas gets constrained or Seabrook has to reduce power, watch the oil fired generation crank up and the prices skyrocket.

Take look at the summit of Mt Washington for wind speed https://www.mountwashington.org/experience-the-weather/current-summit-conditions.aspx and that will give you an idea if onshore wind is contributing much. Its 20 MPH at 6000 feet as I write this so barring a front coming through wind power is going to be on the low end of its capacity. Solar does derate with temperature and hot humid days tend to be hazy so there is drop offwith solar but far less than a calm day for wind farm.
 

Seasoned Oak

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2008
7,080
Eastern Central PA
Mostly due to heat waves im sure. One more it looks like for us in central PA. Im looking forward to September and October. Tired of sweating every day.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA

Seasoned Oak

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2008
7,080
Eastern Central PA
Yes, and the Frazer River had a blockage from a huge landslide in the wilderness that is making it hard for salmon to migrate upstream. All this is not good for local orca whales.
Feast now but famine later.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA

Seasoned Oak

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2008
7,080
Eastern Central PA
For Pacific whales in general it is a time of famine. Our local Orca population has dwindled to 74 I think?
I guess if the salmon is dying in fresh water the whales cant benefit from the one time feast. The bears may take advantage.