As summer temperatures rise, so do energy costs.
Following near-90-degree temperatures in last week, the cost of energy reached $596.99 in Western New York. Ted Skerpon, president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 97, expressed his concern of a spike in power cost last year:
“While these episodes of price spikes can come and go with the weather, under the current configuration, a long hot summer will translate into significant increases in (Western New York) power costs. Part of the solution is to repower lost, local generation that reinforces New York energy independence and helps insolate from what seems to be much more frequent weather impacts on power demand.”
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