New York uses more energy during latest heat wave than ever before

07/23/2013 - 00:00

By Chris Tackett | @ChrisTackett -

It was hot and humid on Friday in New York. So hot, in fact, that New York City set an all-time record for energy usage. Yikes!

Kristina Pydynowski at reports:

Friday's intense heat and humidity led to New York City setting an all-time peak electric usage record. Electric usage in New York City and neighboring Westchester County topped out at 13,322 Megawatts (MW) at 5 p.m. EDT Friday, according to Con Edison. That breaks the previous all-time peak usage record, which was 13,189 MW from July 22, 2011.