NYISO expecting a more typical winter season
The New York Independent System Operator, the entity that oversees the state’s high-voltage electrical grid, is anticipating a more typical winter this season.
The NYISO anticipates that peak electrical demand will reach 24,365 megawatts this winter, compared to a peak of 24,164 megawatts last year during a mild winter.
A megawatt powers 800 to 1,000 homes. The winter record was set in 2014 when a polar vortex pushed peak demand to 25,738 megawatts.