Austin electric use sets record

I think we hit 105 degrees today.  The gizmo on my car said 106, but that was sitting on blacktop at an intersection.  Posted on the City of Austin website today was a message the June 25th, 2009 set a new record for power consumption. 

The new peak demand record of 2,518 megawatts (MW) occurred between 4 and 5 p.m.. This means that during that hour, energy use in Austin reached the highest level ever in the history of Austin Energy. The previous Austin Energy peak demand record was set last summer in August at 2,514 MW.

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  1. And the building where I work lost power and wasn’t contributing it’s normal draw. Think if only that transformer hadn’t blown…

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