I wrote in December about how PEI had reached a new peak electricity load on December 27, 2017; since that time the temperature has remained low, Islanders have continued to use a lot of electricity to heat, and so electricity usage has remained high. The peak on Saturday, January 6, 2018 was 279.71 MW, which was just shy of the December 27, 2017 record.
I pulled the peak load for each day in January from 2013 to 2018 and created a chart to allow for a visual comparison:
We’ve had 5 days in January 2018 so far that have seen the highest daily peak for that day of the year ever.
Here’s the raw data for the chart as a CSV if you want to create your own visualizations.