Operator: Power grid is braced for peak summer demand

ALBANY — New York is “well equipped” to meet expectations for peak power demands in the coming summer months, the coordinator of the state’s electric grid reported this week.

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) said the state has 42,056 megawatts of power resources available — an amount that is adequate to meet projected peak power demands.

Peak demand, which measures the average total electric demand for a one-hour period, is forecast to reach 32,382 megawatts in New York this summer, an increase of 1.5 percent above the state’s 10-year average peak demand, according to the NYISO.

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