Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Natural gas consumption sets record

Our customers recently set an all-time record for natural gas consumption. For the 24-hour period ending at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7, we delivered 1.920 million dekatherms of natural gas to customers across the region, breaking the previous record of 1.788 million dekatherms reached on Jan. 15, 2009.

The new all-time high is more than 7 percent above the previous one-day record.

The new mark was set even though a record low temperature was not reached in southeastern Wisconsin. Our natural gas delivery system handled the record demand without any significant problems.

One dekatherm equals 10 therms. A therm is a measure of heat energy. Our typical residential customer uses 900 therms in a year, about 600 of which are used during the heating season.

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