The Holland Board of Public Works is monitoring power usage during the heat wave.
HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Anytime there is an extended heat wave, there is concern about the power supply.
In Holland, the city's Board of Public Works is monitoring the power consumption but, at this point, workers say their grid is in good shape.
The utility company's representatives say 80% of their users are industrial or commercial. Officials say the week of July 4 has helped to lessen the burden on the power grid.
"A lot of the industrial customers are off or having reduced production this week so we're not seeing quite the peak load as someone that's exclusively a residential power supplier would see," says Bill Bush.
The Holland BPW has additional generators in case the power grid reaches capacity. The utility company can also switch power lines that are heavily loaded. In extreme situations, officials would ask residents to reduce their usage.