Today we started the first heat wave of the summer, and I'm going to the cottage. Yeah! Now we see the reason for having one! I had relatives from Germany fly in today, and their weather has been worse than ours! So they weren't too used to our heat.
So the dilemma was when to start the air conditioning. I normally cool down overnight, using baseload, and set the temp. fairly warm so it starts in the evening, but today I wanted it to start earlier. I looked at the demand curve, and saw it tapering off at 4:00 pm, and that's when I started.
I was thinking of those stupid city power cutoffs where they give you $50 to lose all your freedom. That means you can't turn on your air conditioning until a bureaucrat says you can. I had enough of bureaucrats all my life!