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    Utility reports record demand due to heat: Here’s steps they’re asking customers to take


    June 15, 2022 - Leada Gore, al.com

     

      The Tennessee Valley Authority and 153 local power companies across the region reported record power demand for the month of June during an early season heat wave.

      As of 5 p.m. Monday, the power system was providing 31,311 megawatts of energy as region-wide temperatures reached 94 degrees. The previous record for June was 31,098 megawatts reported on June 29, 2012.

      TVA said continued hot and humid weather will likely produce high power demands through the end of the week and customers are asked to help conserve power, especially during peak usage hours of 2-6 p.m.

      To help conserve, TVA recommends:

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      HU cutting back

      According to Huntsville Utilities, it and other local power companies served by TVA are participating in the Emergency Load Curtailment Program and cutting their usage.

      The first step requires local power companies to reduce their own usage, so HU said it has turned off all non-essential lights and electric equipment in its buildings and adjusted facility thermostats.

      TVA is forecasting temperatures at or exceeding 95 degrees in North Alabama through Friday.

      ©2022 Advance Local Media LLC. Visit al.com. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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