Granite Staters, energy companies prepare as heat wave continues


Many people are finding ways to beat the heat through swimming, staying in the air conditioning, or taking advantage of sweet treats.Both people and electric providers are staying prepared and at the ready for some of the hottest days of the summer.There was a steady stream of people coming to cool off with some ice cream Wednesday night at Hayward’s Ice Cream in Nashua.My favorite right now is our new flavor. It’s called Black Diamond, It’s also limited so you have to come get it while you can,” said Alexis Farrell, an employee at Hayward’s.No matter what flavor you choose, we can all agree on one thing. There’s no better weather for ice cream.” “It’s super-hot so we just wanted ice cream,” said Laura Rodriguez, who was buying ice cream with her family.Employees at Hayward’s Ice Cream were hard at work while tending to the crowds Wednesday night . Electric providers are preparing too.Eversource says on average, New Hampshire customers use 25% more energy during the hot summer months. “We’re really at the peak of that this week,” said William Hinkle, of Eversouce.Hinkle said utilities are staying in close communication with “ISO New England,” which runs the regional grid. the next few days here in New Hampshire,” Hinkle said. “We go through regular routine maintenance to be ready for heat waves like this.”To help save money, experts suggest keeping the AC as high as you comfortably can. They also suggest to rotate ceiling fans counterclockwise and cook outside. Back at Hayward’s Ice Cream, many are just happy the shop was open late enough to help them cool off after a few long hot days.“The customers are so nice a lot of them are so sweet,” Farrell said.Eversource said they’ re not in an emergency situation just yet, but they have crews on standby and at the ready to respond to any issues that come up.

Many people are finding ways to beat the heat through swimming, staying in the air conditioning, or taking advantage of sweet treats.

Both people and electric providers are staying prepared and at the ready for some of the hottest days of the summer.

There was a steady stream of people coming to cool off with some ice cream Wednesday night at Hayward’s Ice Cream in Nashua.

My favorite right now is our new flavor. It’s called Black Diamond, It’s also limited so you have to come get it while you can,” said Alexis Farrell, an employee at Hayward’s.

No matter what flavor you choose, we can all agree on one thing. There’s no better weather for ice cream.

“It’s super-hot so we just wanted ice cream,” said Laura Rodriguez, who was buying ice cream with her family.

Employees at Hayward’s Ice Cream were hard at work while tending to the crowds Wednesday night.

Electric providers are preparing too.

Eversource says on average, New Hampshire customers use 25% more energy during the hot summer months.

“We’re really at the peak of that this week,” said William Hinkle, of Eversouce.

Hinkle said utilities are staying in close communication with “ISO New England,” which runs the regional grid.

“We’re in good shape for the next few days here in New Hampshire,” Hinkle said. “We go through regular routine maintenance to be ready for heat waves like this.”

To help save money, experts suggest keeping the AC as high as you comfortably can. They also suggest to rotate ceiling fans counterclockwise and cook outside.

Back at Hayward’s Ice Cream, many are just happy the shop was open late enough to help them cool off after a few long hot days.

“The customers are so nice a lot of them are so sweet,” Farrell said.

Eversource said they’re not in an emergency situation just yet, but they have crews on standby and at the ready to respond to any issues that come up.

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