Nova Scotia Power says it can handle any spike in demand if people crank their air conditioners once the temperature heats up this week.

A ridge of high pressure moving into region is bringing fair and warm weather right through the weekend. Starting on Thursday, temperatures are expected to be in the high 20s.

Nova Scotia Power spokeswoman Neera Ritcey said the rise in temperatures could see more electricity used, but nowhere near the levels of the coldest days of winter.

"The sharpest spikes in load or demands on our overall load are impacted the most during the winter months. The winter weather spikes have more of a bearing on the power demand than the summer weather spikes do," she said.

Ritcey said the higher temperatures through the weekend will not cause problems because air conditioners are not as common in Nova Scotia as they are in other parts of North America.

She also says some peaks in demand are offset by people spending more time outside their homes.