TVA Sets Peak Power Record; Anticipates Another Today

By: Brian Gregory Email
By: Brian Gregory Email

Knoxville (WVLT) The Tennessee Valley Authority set a record for peak power output on Monday, and expects to shatter that record today.

Spokesperson Gil Francis says TVA set an all-time system peak of 32,095 megawatts Monday.

TVA’s previous all-time system peak of 32,008 megawatts was set on July 18, 2006, when the average temperature across the Valley was 97 degrees.

Francis tells Volunteer TV he expects a peak level in excess of 32,600 megawatts today.

On Sunday, August 5, power demands reached an all-time record for a Sunday at 29,330 megawatts with temperatures averaging 93 degrees.

Demand is typically lower on weekends when many businesses and industries close.

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