Temperatures Set Records, But TVA Says Power Demand Won't

Jan 7, 2014

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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.