Heat humidity trigger highest ever power demand in Kolkata

first_imgKolkata: Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC) met the highest ever demand for electricity in the city on Wednesday.It is said the demand was triggered by a soaring mercury. According to CESC, at 3:30 pm, on Wednesday, the demand of power reached up to 2319 Mega Watt (MW), which is reportedly an all-time high demand for electricity in Kolkata. According to a source, as the temperature since the past few days has been hovering around 36 degree Celsius, use of air conditioners in the households has increased which led to an increase in consumption of electricity. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaVarious shops owners claim sale of air conditioners in the past few months have gone up reasonably. Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation claimed that on May 10 at 3:45 pm demand of power had reached 2315 MW which was the highest in the summer till Wednesday. On May 18, the demand for electricity was 2228 MW whereas on the next day demand was dropped to 1732 MW. According to CESC officials, despite the summer has prolonged and the temperature is continuously rising, the Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation is ready fulfill the soaring demands of electricity even if such situations crop up in future.last_img read more

Family Dollar Opens in Helper

Family Dollar’s newest Castle Country branch has opened in Helper, giving locals and travelers alike a location right off Highway 6. The location is not the first in the area, but it offers the same greats deals customers have come to know and love from Family Dollar for over 60 years.“In 1958, a 21-year-old entrepreneur with an interest in merchandising became intrigued with the idea of operating a low-overhead, self-service retail store,” the company shared. “Leon Levine believed he could offer his customers a variety of high-quality, good value merchandise for under $2. Because he had grown up in his family’s retail store, he understood value, quality and customer satisfaction. In November 1959, Leon Levine opened the first Family Dollar store in Charlotte, North Carolina, and was on his way to becoming a retailing legend.”The concept has grown throughout the years with the chain now boasts thousands of stores throughout the United States. Customers can find the Helper location at 617 Highway 6. read more