In the wake of last week’s massive blackout that darkened 6 US States plus Ontario, electricity users throughout the region are being asked to cut their power usage until the grid can come back up to full capacity to prevent rolling blackouts. Generating stations which were shut down last Thursday, particularly the nuclear powered stations, take time to restart safely, so power production is still well below normal levels.
As we conserve, there are several websites which report on current electricity usage and capacity. Current Energy is an American site showing hour by hour values, while the IMO (Independant Market Operator) shows the current values for Ontario. In the meantime, shut off the lights, wind down the A/C and cross your fingers.