Maybe the wind chill factor was down, but we didn’t actually notice that yesterday was apparently the coldest day Shanghai’s experienced this winter. The power plants did though, as electricity consumption hit its all time peak of 20 million kilowatts. About 7,000 plants have been alerted to the potential of a power shortage today, with usage expected to reach 20.5 million KW (generally, power demand is highest the second day of a weather change, apparently). We’re not sure if this was related, but our apartment lost power this morning. It sucked. The rest of you out there, please, for the grid’s sake, put on an extra sweater rather than turning the heat up another degree… or something.