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Demand for power breaks record

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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.

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