Energy companies are now with New Yorkers to use less energy right this second to prevent brownouts. Why? Because on July 19 at 2pm, the ConEd broke its official energy usage record in the Big Apple.
According to ConEd, New Yorkers expended 13,214 megawatts of power at once to keep their beloved cronuts cool this afternoon, beating the old record by 25 megawatts. That number was set on July 22, 2011, during another blistering heatwave, when New Yorkers hit 13,189 megawatts per hour. [ConEd via Gothamist]