(Holyoke, MA/ CBS Connecticut) – The manager of the region’s power grid says New England is expected to have the resources it needs to meet energy demands for the summer.

ISO New England electricity supplies are expected to be sufficient for the summer season, it says.

Construction work on the natural gas pipeline infrastructure could limit delivery of natural gas to some plants, ISO New England said.

That, in turn, could require those plants to obtain their fuel from other sources.

Demand reaches its peak in the summer months as more consumers run air conditioning.

ISO New England says under normal summertime conditions, 90 degrees, the electricity forecasted to peak at a little over 26,700 megawatts.  Extreme summer heat could push that demand to just over 29,000 megawatts.


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