Temperatures Set Records, But TVA Says Power Demand Won't
Although our area is seeing record-setting temperatures this week, the Tennessee Valley Authority doesn’t expect any records for power usage. Last week, the utility indefinitely suspended any non-essential maintenance minimize the risk of power interruptions.
The TVA expects electricity demand to reach nearly 32,000 megawatts this evening.
The utility saw its all-time winter demand record of 32,572 megawatts in January of 2009, with temperatures of 9 degrees; but it was summer when the TVA’s all-time record was set in August of 2007, at 33,482 megawatts, with temperatures above 100 degrees.