Was Demand Growth Unprecedented?
Growth rates in 90s were lower than any time except Depression and early 70s
Absolute growth in consumption in 80s was similar to 50s and 60s
The consumption and load growth shown in the previous two charts was not unprecedented in California.
Growth in electricity use actually slowed during the early 1990s, with the late 1990s exhibiting growth rates similar to the 1980s. Last Updated On: 8/19/04