By adamg on Wed, 03/25/2020 - 2:30pm
ISO New England, which oversees New England's electrical grid, reported on Friday that demand for electricity has dropped 3 to 5% over the average for periods with similar weather to what we've been having:
In addition to overall declines in consumer demand, these societal changes are also affecting demand patterns across the region. Our forecasters are seeing load patterns that resemble those of snow days, when schools are closed and many are home during the day. These patterns include a slower than normal ramp of usage in the morning, and increased energy use in the afternoon. Though the pandemic is affecting energy usage, weather conditions remain the primary drivers of system demand.
Via Nathan Phillips.