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Despite the fact that electricity demand in Quebec reached a historic peak on January 24th, 2011, at 7.38 A.M., hitting 38.286 MW, while the temperature in Montreal was - 28 degrees Celcius, Hydro-Quebec thanked the public for cooperating in reducing energy consumption during the latest cold snap. The previous record peak of 37.230 MW was recorded on January 16th, 2009.

Hydro-Quebec also thanked the members of the media for their cooperation. The collective effort, launched on Sunday, January 23rd, 2011, has resulted in lowering electricity consumption by approximately 300 MW during the peak demand hours.

Environment Canada predicts a low of -17 degrees Celcius on Wednesday, February 2nd, as the weather will get warmer towards the end of the week with a high of -4 degrees Celcius on Sunday, February 5th, 2011. As the temperatures are on the rise, Hydro-Quebec informs the public that they can resume their usual electricity consumption during peak hours.

Courtesy of Hydro-Quebec