Extreme heat wave pushes Israel’s electricity reserve to the limit

As the ongoing heat wave continues, the Israel Electric Corporation predicted that peak electricity consumption would climb to a chart-topping 13,300 megawatts or more, with only 600 megawatts left in reserve.

Should the forecast be correct, this would be the second day in a row that Israelis broke all-time power usage records, with peak consumption hitting 12,525 megawatts on Sunday at about 3 p.m. The previous record for peak summer consumption occurred on July 19, 2012, reaching 11,880 megawatts, and for all seasons and times on January 12, 2015, climbing to 11,930 megawatts.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Extreme-heat-wave-pushes-electricity-reserve-to-the-limit-410970

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