Imperial Irrigation District officials say they are well-prepared to meet the demands for energy this summer.
IID Executive Officer Brad Luckey said this morning district power customers in the Imperial and Coachella valleys do not need to fear the rolling blackouts that have affected other parts of the state.
"From a control standpoint at the district the summer is covered with no problem." Luckey said.
During the summer, when temperatures soar over 100 degrees in the area, IID power use reaches its peak.
Last summer IID peak use was about 700 megawatts. One megawatt is enough to supply power to 1,000 homes.
Luckey said power use this summer is not expected to climb much beyond the 700-megawatt mark. However, he said variations in the weather could play a pivotal role in the power use.
Still, IID has enough energy to supply up to 800 megawatts.
The district's power plants can supply up to 500 megawatts of power. In addition, IID has power contracts to receive 300 megawatts from suppliers outside the state.