The cold weather led Israelis to reach a new winter record for electricity consumption on Monday at 6:45 pm 12,200 megawatt breaking the previous mark by 2.3%.
The all-time record was reached in the summer of 2015 12,905 megawatts. Last January, the winter consumption record registered at 11,934 megawatt.
The Israel Electric Corporation conducted preparations to assure a steady supply of electricity during the wintry weather that hit the region. However, IEC officials reiterate the electric power grid is never at a state of “zero faults” and that it is vulnerable to weather-related damages and extreme changes in consumption.
The company said its ground crews were reinforced to assure each fault is handled immediately but that outage times depended on the nature of the incidents and on locating the source of the problem.
For further information on incidents and outages, IEC asks members of the public to look for updates through its mobile app, its 103 call centers, its website, and its Facebook page.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on January 26, 2016
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