Progress Energy Sets Record For Use In Carolinas

Customers of Progress Energy Carolinas have set a record for peak electricity demand in winter as they endure the extended period of frigid weather.

A statement from the Raleigh-based utility said that between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Monday, customers used 12,504 megawatt-hours of electricity. That topped the previous winter peak-demand record of 12,142 megawatt-hours set on Feb. 6, 2007.

Monday's usage fell short of the all-time record of 12,656 megawatt-hours set on Aug. 9, 2007 during a stretch of triple-digit heat.

President and CEO Lloyd Yates said the utility doesn't anticipate problems in meeting customer demands, but encourages them to learn more about how to use energy more wisely and efficiently.


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  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 12, 2010 at 08:21 AM
    This means more Progress made in recognizing the evidence that "climate" control agenda has been a Concoction of BS all along. Record low temps mean cold cold air from cold cold icebergs & thick caps at north & south poles. Just like they've been for thousands of years.
  • by Greg Location: Greenville on Jan 12, 2010 at 06:17 AM
    Does this mean they will give us reduced rates since we set a record????
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