March 21, 2011

California Electricity Demand On a Cool Day

California electricity demand is 29.1 GigaWatts on Mar 21  2011, a relatively cold and rainy day.

Compare this to the demand on a hot day, 43.7 GigaWatts on Sep 28  2010.

The difference of 14.6 GW comes from the temperature. The above numbers and the demand charts also imply that California’s baseline electricity consumption is about 20 GW.