Macon
Current: 61 °
Scattered Clouds
High: 85
Low: 44
Wind: 0 MPH
Pressure: 29.92
Humidity: 93%
Warner Robins
Current: 63 °
Few Clouds
High: 85
Low: 47
Wind: 0 MPH
Pressure: 29.92
Humidity: 94%
Dublin
Current: 63 °
Broken Clouds
Wind: 0 MPH
Pressure: 29.95
Humidity: 100%
Customize your weather results

Georgia Power Sets Demand Record During Cold Snap

Tools
  • Print
  • 0 Comments

Created:

Updated: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 03:43:30 EST

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Power says it set a record for winter peak demand earlier this week as temperatures plunged in Georgia and other parts of the country.

The record was set Tuesday. Between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. that day, estimated peak demand averaged about 16,859 megawatts. That exceeds the previous winter peak record of 15,806 megawatts, which was set on Dec. 14, 2010. Normal average winter peaks are several thousand megawatts lower than that.

Georgia Power serves 2.4 million customers in 155 of the state's 159 counties.

The utility said before the cold swept in that it had taken measures for additional electricity generation and had crews on call to deal with outages.

Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company.

What's on WGXA

What's On Now

4:30 AM - Paid Program

What's On Next

5:00 AM - Shepherd's Chapel

Tonight

8:00 PM Kitchen Nightmares

9:00 PM Kitchen Nightmares

10:00 PM WGXA News @ 10pm

What's On Now

2:00 AM - ABC World News Now

What's On Next

5:00 AM - America This Morning

Tonight

8:00 PM Last Man Standing

8:30 PM Last Man Standing

9:00 PM Shark Tank

10:00 PM 20/20