Power consumption across Long Island reaches near-record numbers
Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) officials say power consumption reached near-record numbers Thursday.
LIPA Chairman Richard Kessel says people often don?t conserve energy as much as they should during a heat wave. He says many people will leave their air conditioning on when they are not home, which could eventually cause an unnecessary outage. Kessel believes there is enough power to make it through the current heat wave, but he still recommends conservation.
There is still an air quality health advisory in effect for all Long Island residents. The advisory is meant to warn the elderly and people with health problems to take it easy in the hot weather.
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