Progress Energy: Customers Set Electricity Demand Record

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

Progress Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, announced its customers set a peak electricity demand record Thursday, as heat indices of up to 115 degrees had air conditioners churning through the afternoon and evening.

Progress Energy reported at 5 p.m. Thursday, customers used 12,738 megawatt-hours, or 12.7 million kilowatt-hours, of electricity. The hourly demand eclipsed the prior record of 12,656 MWh, set August 9th, 2007.

Progress Energy Carolinas did not anticipate record-setting demand on Friday or problems meeting customer demand during this period of high temperatures.

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