No Big Summer Power Problems Expected in N.Y.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The organization that oversees New York's electricity system expects the state to have a sufficient supply of power this summer.
The summer 2008 peak electricity usage will reach almost 34,000 megawatts, barring unexpected weather extremes, the New York Independent System Operator said.
That's about 5 percent higher than the peak of just more than 32,000 last summer and on a par with the summer peak in 2006.
Peak demand is the year's highest electricity demand for a one-hour period, and typically happens on a late summer afternoon.
New York City and Long Island - which account for nearly half the state's summer electricity use - were expected to have more than sufficient capacity.
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