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|ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The organization that oversees New York's electricity system expects the state to have a sufficient supply of power this summer. |
The New York Independent System Operator says the summer 2008 peak electricity usage will reach almost 34,000 megawatts, barring unexpected weather extremes.
NYISO says that's about 5 percent higher than the peak of just more than 32,000 last summer and on a par with the summer peak in 2006.
Peak demand is the year's highest electricity demand for a one-hour period, and typically happens on a late summer afternoon.
New York City and Long Island -- which account for nearly half the state's summer electricity use -- are expected to have more than sufficient capacity.
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