REGINA – The colder temperatures have arrived in Saskatchewan and with them, a new record for power use.
On Monday night Saskatchewan set a new peak record load when it reached 3,640 megawatts (MW). Last winter’s peak was 3,628 which was set on January 8th.
“We’ve had a relatively mild start to winter this year, but as expected we continue to set new records for power consumption,” said Mike Marsh, SaskPower President and CEO.
“In order to make sure our customers have access to the reliable, cost-effective power they depend on, we’ll continue to work hard to renew our equipment and bring innovative power supply options to Saskatchewan”
New peak records have been set in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, twice in 2015, and now in 2016.
To lighten the load and curb their power bills this winter, SaskPower customers can try the following to save money:
Customers for SaskPower also continue to climb – in 2015 8,300 new customers were added.