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Clark Public Utilities braces for peak energy use this summer

Utility prioritizes energy conservation as consumption, population grows

By Sarah Wolf, Columbian staff writer
Published: May 22, 2024, 6:08am
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Overall demand for electricity has increased as Clark County’s population has grown.

Clark Public Utilities saw energy use hit a 23-year high last winter. With rising summer temperatures and greater reliance on air conditioners, Clark Public Utilities now is bracing for energy use to peak again this summer.

“Generally, energy consumption in January has been steadily increasing since 2021,” Clark Public Utilities spokesman Dameon Pesanti said.

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