- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire’s largest utility says it is ready to meet increased demand for electricity as consumers operate their air conditioners to cope with the summer heat.

Eversource says it has been working across the state to install new and stronger poles, wires and related system equipment. It also recently finished the first cycle of an improved tree-trimming program to reduce tree-related power outages.

The utility also is conducting ground and aerial inspections of electric substations and transmission lines.

New Hampshire’s record for peak energy demand of 2,248 megawatts was set during a heat wave in August, 2006.

Temperatures were expected to get into the high 80s and low 90s in parts of the state Wednesday.

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