The Alberta Electric System Operator, which oversees Alberta's energy grid, has released an appeal to Albertans to reduce their energy use until 6 p.m. due to increased demand.
They didn't bother to send a press release before unleashing rolling blackouts across Alberta, leaving many in the dark (both literally and figuratively).
The AESO press release says people can reduce their energy consumption by turning off lights and electrical appliances (brilliant!), minimizing the use of AC by closing blinds, shades etc.. (revolutionary!) and avoiding the use of major power-consuming equipment such as dishwashers, roller coasters, fun houses and cotton candy stands.
Wait, what? Oh, apparently I made up those last three. For some reason those aren't in the press release.
On a side note, AESO is also reporting that the Stampede won't be affected by the rolling shutdowns. Oh, and hospitals, but whatever.
But seriously people, it's not like there's any humidity in Calgary. Just go inside and chill out if you're hot. Or drink a shit ton of beer and scream things until late at night in my downtown community, keeping me awake for a good chunk of the evening because you want to play cowboy and think that involves vomitting from alcohol poisoning.
Wait, what? Oh, apparently now I'm just being a jerk.
Enjoy the weather.