NY grid expected to have enough electricity
RENSSELAER — The operators of New York state's power grid expect to have an ample supply of electricity this winter.
The New York Independent System Operator forecasts the peak demand for electricity in New York state this winter will reach 24,709 megawatts, just shy of the forecast for last winter.
Generators in the state will be able to produce 40,196 megawatts this winter. That's far above the peak forecast. Additional power will be available from beyond New York.
Power demands are typically higher in the summer because of air conditioning and cooling systems.