Hot weather in August leads to spike in utility usage

The borough manager, Bob Villella wanted to share the following information with the community about August electric usage:

August 2016 was the second hottest month of August since 1947.  The 76.0 degree average temperature was exceeded only by August 1995.

The hot and humid weather lead to another record usage by the Borough for 2016.  Ellwood City’s customers as a whole used 5,962,000 kWh in August.  This is the highest amount of electricity by Ellwood City since July of 2013.

The Borough’s hourly peak usage of 12,773 kW occurred on August 12 at 5 pm.  This peak is higher than the past two summers, but below the all time one hour load of 15,173 kW set in July 2011.

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