South Carolina electric utility, Santee Cooper, recorded a new peak demand for power today, 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.
“We woke up this morning to outside temperatures in the teens and low 20s. That hour of the morning is already a rush hour of sorts on the electric grid, and the cold weather forced heat systems to work harder than usual to keep our customers’ homes and businesses comfortable while they got ready for work and school,” said Bill McCall, Santee Cooper executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We continue to work with our customers to help them run energy-efficient homes and businesses that save energy where they can.”
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