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Energy Companies Keeping Up With Heat

July 2, 2012, 6:43 PM by Brady Mallory

Energy Companies Keeping Up With Heat
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

97, 98, 99, 100 degrees; they're some of the recent high temperatures in KELOLAND.  Morning, noon and night, the inside of Kirby Cowles' home is set to the low 70s.  The constant hum of the air conditioner is his salvation after a long day outside with his construction crew.

"Up and down the ladder after about 300 times; if you're not keeping the water, the salt, the Gatorade up you start feeling the cramps," Cowles said.

Diane Roisum is not sure how people without air conditioning are braving these hot temperatures.

"Last summer it was not as bad as this year.  I don't think we did it (kept the air conditioner running) continuously like we're doing this year," Roisum said.

Ask her about her power bill.

"I'm ignoring it!" Roisum said.

But energy companies are not ignoring their customers.

"The plants are running well and we have no concerns about providing power to our customers," Jim Clark with Xcel Energy said.

Clark says a new $6 million substation on South Louise Avenue is helping the company keep up with people trying to cool down.  That one substation serves about 12,000 people in Sioux Falls.  In total, Xcel has invested $8 million on infrastructure needs to help evenly distribute power, which means less chances of outages for you.

"Because Sioux Falls is growing and the demand is higher every year, which is good, we need to keep investing in infrastructure," Clark said.

Roisum does not plan on turning off her air conditioner. But if she has to do without, she is cool with other ideas.

"Run through the sprinklers like my grandkids do; but I don't think I better do that," Roisum said.

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