Demand for power breaks record
Knoxville, TN —
The bitterly cold temperatures lead to a record breaking demand for power Thursday morning.
The Tennessee Valley Authority said it broke an all-time February power demand record with an estimated 32,109 megawatts at 7:00 a.m.. The average temperature with around 7 degrees.
The previous record for February was 31,045 megawatts set on February 5, 2009. Temperature that day was 15 degrees.
TVA’s all-time power demand record is 33,482 megawatts set on August 16, 2007.