The national weather service continues to warn of over-the-top temperatures. The feds say drink a lot, but stay away from beer and booze in this week\u2019s hottest spots. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration called \u201cexcessive heat warnings\u201d this week--mostly in Southern California. On June 18, Woodland Hills hit 108 degrees. Even the Central Coast \u201cdramatically warmed up,\u201d according to NOAA. The California Independent System Operator forecasted peak use this week at about 42,000 MW. Actual peaks were as follows: on Monday 39,831 MW; Tuesday 41,315; Wednesday, originally forecasted at 41,435 MW, demand hit 41,827 MW; and Thursday 42,524 MW. Los Angeles Department of Water & Power appeared to bear the brunt of the late spring heat wave, experiencing peak demand of 5,509 MW on Wednesday, June 18, its second highest peak ever in the month of June. A record setting June peak of 5,708 MW was expected at press time on Thursday, June 19, as temperatures in the San Fernando Valley hit 106 degrees by 11 a.m. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District hit its peak over the last seven days on Friday, June 13, at 2,472 MW. On June 16 this week, the peak was 2,002 MW, on June 17, 2,193 MW, and on June 18, 2,296 MW. At press time on June 19, a peak of 1,736 MW was expected. All SMUD numbers are unofficial until audited. Pacific Gas & Electric\u2019s Helms Pumped Storage 404 MW Unit 2 was back on line June 13. The unit shut by June 10. Wildfires weren\u2019t as bad this week as last week. The Humboldt fire in Butte County--at 23,344 acres which threatened Oregon-to-California transmission lines and downed power to the city of Paradise--was 100 percent contained this week. The ominously named Electra fire, which started at the junction of Powerhouse and Electra roads, was 100 percent contained on June 14. The 400 acre fire had no impact on the California Independent System Operator system, according to a spokesperson. The Whiskey fire--at almost 8,000 acres--in Tehama County started June 12, and was 85 percent contained by June 18. The Indians Fire in Monterey County--at 43,000 acres--started June 8 and was 42 percent contained by June 18. The Martin fire near Santa Cruz was reported 100 percent contained by June 17 at 520 acres.