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A cold climate hits the east of the country, breaking electricity consumption records

As a result of this cooling a Complete record of electricity consumption in Quebec, With 39,900 MW Used Marty.

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On Tuesday, January 11, freezing temperatures hit eastern Canada, including Quebec. In Montreal, mercury drops to -24.9 C in the morning, clearing streets and parks that are usually busy with athletes regardless of the weather.

Extreme temperature warnings have been issued by Environment Canada for several departments in the east of the country, including Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador. “It’s not exceptional, but being cold is not very common.”, Explains Simon Legalt, an environmental meteorologist in Canada. “Not really cold anymore”.

With 39,900 MW used on Tuesday, this cool snap set an all-time record for electricity consumption in Quebec. In the paradigm dated January 22, 2014, 39,031 MW of consumption was recorded. “This is the highest consumption moment in the history of Hydro-Quebec”Said Sentrix Bouchard, a spokeswoman for the Quebec State Corporation.

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