KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority says cold temperatures this week drove customers to set a record for demand for February.
TVA says the power demand hit an estimated 32,129 megawatts at 7 a.m. EST on Thursday. At that time, average temperatures in its coverage area hovered around 7 degrees.
The previous record for February was 31,045 megawatts on Feb. 5, 2009. TVA's all-time power demand in its 82-year history was set on Aug. 16, 2007, with 33,482 megawatts.