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Alberta smashes week-old energy use record

Cold weather has power use soaring

Alberta topped its energy use record for the second time in a week thanks to blisteringly cold temperatures across the province. With Edmonton experiencing -41C temperatures and Calgary at -32C, Monday night saw Albertans use 10,236 megawatts of power, 193 more megawatts then the previous record set on December 7. The government is asking Albertans to start conserving energy by turning off unnecessary lights and appliances, hooking block heaters up to timers and restricting the use of major appliances to after 7 p.m.

CBC News

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