December 14, 2010 3:38 PM

Cold weather spurs record power demand in South Carolina

South Carolina electric utility, Santee Cooper, recorded a new peak demand for power Tuesday, according to company officials. Demand for power reached a new peak between 7 and 8 a.m. today with 5,743 megawatts, according to officials. The previous record was set with 5,668 megawatts on Jan. 11.

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