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TVA sees second-highest winter peak power demand

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority power system passed a critical demand period early yesterday from the bitter cold wave and electricity use is coming down.

TVA’s power system reached a preliminary peak power demand of 32,460 megawatts at 9 a.m. EST yesterday with the Valley’s average temperature at 4 degrees. This is the second-highest winter peak in TVA history.

TVA’s record winter demand is 32,572 megawatts set on Jan. 16, 2009 when temperatures averaged 9 degrees, and TVA’s all-time record is 33,482 megawatts set on Aug. 16, 2007 when temperatures average 102 degrees.

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