Electricity demand breaks record levels mid-afternoon

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July 17, 2012 18:27

 
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Electricity demand reached a summer 2012 record at 2:55 p.m. on Tuesday, rising to 11,370 megawatts, the Israel Electric Corporation announced in the evening that day. As total production capacity is only 11,740 megawatts, this left a reserve of only 370 megawatts. Peak electricity demand of all time occurring on August 19, 2010, rising to about 11,530 megawatts.

Throughout the afternoon, the electricity monitoring levels on the IEC’s website remained an alarming “orange” level, at which demand is critical and in danger of meeting production capacity. By around 6 p.m., the level settled to “yellow,” a state in which the IEC is closer to achieving an electricity balance.

The IEC asked that for the remainder of this week and the following week, the public avoid using energy-intensive appliances during the hours of 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., in order to continue to avoid forced blackouts.

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