TVA seeing highest demand in three years

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Published: August 10,2010

Tags: electricity, energy, heat, utilities, Weather

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is having the highest demand for electricity since 2007.

The federal utility met a demand for electricity of more than 31,700 megawatts on the afternoon of Aug. 4. The all-time record is 33,482 megawatts set on Aug. 16, 2007. Demand is expected to remain high until the weekend.

TVA forecasters said monthly average temperatures in May, June and July were all above normal. The average temperature in July was 93 degrees, three degrees above normal. August is expected to be four degrees above normal.

TVA supplies power to nearly 9 million consumers in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

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