Region could see record summer power use

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New England’s power grid manager says the region should have enough electricity to meet consumer demand this summer.

But Holyoke-based ISO New England also cautions that consumers in the region could set a record for peak electricity usage if hot and humid weather prevails.

ISO Chief Operating Officer Stephen Whitley says conservation efforts will play a critical role in ensuring adequate supply.

New England consumers set an all-time record for electricity on August 2nd last year amid a heat wave.

Oil and gas fuel a large portion of New England’s electricity-generating plants.

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