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Of course, if the next day turns out to be even colder, the likely triad date will shift, and the need for conservation will be repeated. This is why some companies complain they have to keep shutting down on so many winter evenings and complain their tariffs are based on the amount of energy they use on arbitrary dates.

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First, the system applies only to the heaviest energy consumers those whose electricity use is metered and charged on a half hourly basis who put the most pressure on the grid at peak times.

If these users continued to run their furnaces and operations as normal through the worst of the winter cold, the country would risk running out of power.

buy canada goose jacket cheap If energy intensive customers did not save power, the grid might have to canada goose coats ration supplies to offices, schools, shops and homes. As a last resort, the grid would have to order regional distributors to forcibly disconnect some small customers.

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