Seattle Heats Up: No Sweat, Says City Light

By Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)

Despite record-breaking heat in Seattle, officials at City Light said the power company is in a good position to handle electricity demands.

Unlike the East Coast of the U.S., where record heat is straining power companiesâ¿¿ capacities due to increased demands for air conditioning power, fewer Northwest homes have air conditioning, City Light officials said. In addition, power supplies here were boosted by a combination of late spring snows and cooler, wet June weather, the officials said.

⿿City Light is in a good position going into this first heat wave of the season. While we had a low snowpack earlier this year, the late snow in April has helped us out,⿝ said City Light Superintendent Jorge Carrasco, in a statement.

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