As more people are looking to beat the heat, air conditioning companies across Western New York are working overtime. At the same time, National Grid is asking some customers to avoid using too much electricity to avoid additional power outages during this extended period of extreme heat.
They've been assessing the forecast, and planning for days. National Grid and NYSEG, can't just react, when they hear severe weather is on the way. Their need to prepare, preposition assets, just like the military would when preparing for a confrontation.