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Winter power usage hit 23-year high, Clark Public Utilities says

Utility expects summer electricity use to climb over spring

By Sarah Wolf, Columbian staff writer
Published: June 6, 2023, 6:07am
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Clark Public Utilities journeymen linemen Eric Mills, left, and Tyler Hendrickson work to replace a fuse on Potter Road in Battle Ground. The utility saw its winter energy usage hit a 23-year high in 2023.
Clark Public Utilities journeymen linemen Eric Mills, left, and Tyler Hendrickson work to replace a fuse on Potter Road in Battle Ground. The utility saw its winter energy usage hit a 23-year high in 2023. (Photos by Taylor Balkom/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

As summer starts to set in, folks begin relying more and more on their air conditioners. But just a few months ago, those same folks were relying on their heaters. So much so that this winter, energy usage reached a 23-year high.

“Temperatures and load growth drove this fact,” said Dameon Pesanti, spokesman for Clark Public Utilities.

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