The hot weather on Sunday together with the nail-biting Wimbledon Men’s Final between Britain’s Andy Murray and Serbian Novak Djkovic, lead to a 1000 megawatt suppression according to The National Grid.
The usual expectation of a surge during the national sporting event, due to the millions of kettles boiling in the pauses in play, just simply didn’t happen, with people opting for an ice-cold drink out of an already running fridge instead.
The National Grid said that the drop was equivalent to 400,000 unused kettles.
Murray beat Djkovic in 3 straight sets to take the first British men’s Wimbledon trophy in 77 years. The last British male to win was the legendary Fred Perry.
A spokeswoman for the National Grid said that the hot weather for the event had affected the energy supply figures. “It’s clear that people were watching their televisions [during the Wimbledon final] instead of doing things like using other electrical items.”