Managing power demands during heat waves critical for electric utilities


MARION (WNAX) — Managing power demands during a heat wave is critical for electric utilities.

Brad Schardin, Manager of Southeastern Electric based in Marion, says they have an active control program:

Schardin says they are working ahead to have the equipment they need on hand:

Schardin says while demand is high, winter is when they see their max loads:

Schardin says their summer peak load has been just over one hundred fifty megawatts while in winter they go over one hundred sixty megawatts.