Multiple grid operators across America ask customers to curtail energy usage to meet energy demand on an overloaded grids amid historic frigid weather.
Posted BY: Zero Hedge
Con Edison is asking its 1.1 million natural gas, 3.5 million electric, and steam customers in the New York City Metropolitan region to conserve energy due to frigid weather.
“Conserving energy as much as possible now will help ensure adequate natural gas supplies for the rest of the weekend,” Con Edison said.
“Owners of natural gas pipelines have reported that equipment problems caused by the cold weather and the heavy demand for natural gas are challenging their ability to provide adequate amounts of gas throughout the Northeast,” the utility company continued.
Add Con Edison to the growing list of utilities and grid operators that warned about grid stress issues due to surging heating demand.
We are urging customers to conserve energy due to frigid weather & increased demand on interstate pipelines that bring natural gas to our region. We are also taking other steps such as utilizing other sources of natural gas in order to serve our customers. https://t.co/eDaiSrrmpZ pic.twitter.com/AAFxqWpFez— Con Edison (@ConEdison) December 25, 2022