The arrival of “The Beast from the East’” last week has seen Guernsey’s energy demand soar to record levels. Guernsey Electricity broke peak electricity demand records twice in two days.
On Wednesday 28 February a peak in demand of 86MW was reached, but just 18 hours later this reached 89MW at lunchtime on Thursday 1 March. This is 4MW higher than the previous record achieved in 2010 during a similar period of cold weather.
Alan Bates, Chief Executive of Guernsey Electricity, said: “Demand for electricity reached record levels this week and I am delighted to say that thanks to our hard working and dedicated team, the investments in cable link infrastructure and the on-island generators we have continued to provide a secure and reliable electricity supply to the island.”