WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish electricity demand set a record for a summer morning at 23.25 gigawatts (GW) on Monday, grid operator PSE said on Tuesday, adding there was enough reserve capacity to meet the increased power consumption.
The previous record for a summer morning was 23.2 gigawatts on August 1, 2017.
Poland, which generates electricity mostly from outdated coal-fueled power stations, faces the risk of power shortages when temperatures reach extreme levels as increased demand for air conditioning and other uses overloads the system.
Poland saw a heatwave in the past week and weather forecasters said it will be cooler in the coming days compared with a hot Monday when the temperature in Warsaw was around 30 Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) degrees.
Reporting by Agnieszka Barteczko; editing by Adrian Croft