TVA: Thursday's peak power demand was second highest ever between Christmas and New Year's

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It says the approximate wattage was 26,655 megawatts at 8 a.m. CT.

Posted: Dec. 28, 2017 2:35 PM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WTVA) – The Tennessee Valley Authority says it saw an extremely high amount of power demand Thursday morning due to the extremely cold temperatures.

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Thursday morning marked the authority’s second highest peak power demand ever during the period between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

It says the approximate wattage was 26,655 megawatts at 8 a.m. CT.

The record for the time between Christmas and January 1st is 28,391 MW on Dec. 28, 2010.

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