News Briefs

  7/24/2011, Tammuz 22, 5771

IEC: Save Energy or Face Brownouts

With the forecast for hot temperatures this week, the Israel Electric Company warned the public that there was the possibility of brownouts because of heavy air conditioner use. It urged the public to defer use of heavy energy consuming electrical appliances, like washers and dryers, to the evening hours.

The IEC said that it had forecast energy use rising to as much as 11,000 megawatts this week. The company's total capacity is 11,540 mw.