January Heating Degree Days
A heating degree day (HDD) is a measure of how cold a location is. It’s derived by comparing the average outdoor temperature to a baseline of 65 degrees. More extreme cold temperatures result in a higher number of HDDs, which typically translate to an increased demand for space heating by energy consumers.
The below chart states the number of HDDs that have occurred in the month of January during the past 3 years, as well as the month’s 10-year average (2021-2012), broken down by Census Division.
|Census Division||Jan 2021||Jan 2020||Jan 2019||Jan 10-Year Average|
|East North Central||1148||1051||1303||1226.6|
|West North Central||1180||1223||1359||1278.5|
|East South Central||737||635||748||765.8|
|West South Central||516||430||545||533.5|
Additional HDD data can be found under the Supply and Logistics section on the Member Dashboard of NPGA’s website. For more information, please contact NPGA’s Jacob Peterson.
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