LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: Strong to severe storms are possible this afternoon with gusty winds near 40 mph and 1" hail. Localized flooding is also a concern as over an inch of rain is possible in places today.
Knoxville (WVLT) - One thing that's working overtime on these hot August days is your electricity and TVA says there was enough power used Monday to break an all-time record.
We only broke the previous record, set in July of 2006, by about 90 mega watts, using 32,095 mega watts.
But TVA doesn't expect this new record to stick around for long.
Officials say today could break Monday’s record, and so on, for the rest of the week.
But it's not just the high temps that are causing us to do this, it’s more so a reflection on a growing population.
So how can you cut back?
Tonight at 5:30 we're taking you inside one of East Tennessee's power plants to show you how their keeping your electric running in this heat.
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