The heat wave that produced consecutive days of 90-degree temperatures during the first week of fall forced Napoleon to ask for voluntary peak shaving to cut down on electric usage. Distribution superintendent Denny Clapp reports Napoleon had to kick-in its peak generating unit in the industrial park to avoid sky-high energy costs off the power grid. Those units which include 3 diesel generators and a natural gas turbine help keep Napoleon and other participating communities from paying 7 times higher energy costs. The use of those JV-2 units also helps Napoleon produce excess power, which automatically goes to the national electric grid, with the revenue coming back to AMP, and saving local customers on future electric bills.
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