For those of us who don't have space heaters or electric blankets, when it's cold outside we just bump up the thermostat.
Mutch Usera, Black Hills Power, says when it's cold the company sees an obvious increase in the amount of power used. Except cold weekdays show more power used than cold weekends because of the amount of electricity used by businesses during the week.
And with the frigid temperatures expected for Monday, you can bet people will be trying to keep warm. But Usera says an increase in power usage when it's cold isn't a problem. "We won't have a challenge; it won't be a problem meeting our customer's needs. We do have ample supply of energy to meet our customers, so there's no challenge there. And obviously our systems are working," said Usera.