My reporting of units of electricity sold by BC Hydro to residential, commercial and industrial customers in the province are taken directly from the utility’s quarterly and annual reports.
Despite that, I get skeptical feedback about the numbers.
Most people are educated by BC Hydro’s dishonest claims about demand growth. So, when they read a report that domestic sales have been flat for 15 years, they tend to be doubtful.
Today, an In-Sights reader who works in the trades sent a message. It shows one example of modern technology affecting electric utility demand.
Flat BC Hydro demand?
A prime example here.
We are changing our shop lighting.
Note the comparison between old brown metal halide lights (big, heavy, 494 watt) to the small black LED replacements (150 watt). Changing them by the skidfull.
I would estimate on top of the 150w/494w power saving there is an increase in perceived light output, perhaps from more effective placement of light sources.
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