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TVA meets record electricity demand

Staff report

The Tennessee Valley Authority met a record-breaking winter demand for electricity Friday morning with an estimated 33,345 megawatts when the average temperature across the region hovered at 7 degrees.

That was TVA's highest demand for electricity since its all-time peak of 33,482 megawatts on Aug. 16, 2007, when temperatures averaged 102 degrees, and third highest in TVA history.

Meeting the record demand required the combined efforts of TVA's employees and generating facilities, the Valley's 155 local power companies and large industrial customers, and the cooperation of businesses and households to conserve, according to a TVA news release.

"The effort made by our employees and customers during this round of bitterly cold weather exemplifies the teamwork and skill required to provide low-cost, reliable power," said Tim Ponseti, vice president of TVA Transmission Operations and Power Supply. "Meeting back-to-back peak loads and ensuring uninterrupted power under extreme conditions takes a network of experienced, well-trained people and a community willing to turn down their thermostat a few degrees."

Public appeals to conserve energy are now lifted, though consumers can always find benefits from energy-saving information on TVA's EnergyRight Solutions website at www.energyright.com and from local power companies.

With more cold weather on the way next week, TVA is continuing its internal Conservative Operations Alert, delaying non-emergency maintenance activities at its generation and transmission facilities to minimize risks to the power supply.

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