Bay Area Forecast: How Long Will the Heat Last?

June 5, 2024

East Bay Times

Severin Borenstein, Energy Institute Faculty Director, joins East Bay Times to address the effects of the increased temperature in the Bay Area.

“Borenstein noted that Tuesday, the peak electricity demand was forecast to be about 33,000 megawatts. The state had 47,000 megawatts of power available. The hottest demand of the year, during extreme heat waves late in the summer that last for a week or longer, spiking air conditioning use in millions of homes, is about 52,000 megawatts.”