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NY power grid meets new record electrical demand

Created: 01/10/2014 3:29 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

The operators of New York state's power grid say the system has successfully met a new record peak winter demand for electricity resulting from this week's arctic weather conditions.
    
The New York Independent System Operator said Thursday that electricity demand hit a winter record high of 25,738 megawatts on Tuesday evening. The old record was 25,541 megawatts on Dec. 20, 2004.
    
Summer peak demand is typically higher; it hit a record of 33,956 megawatts during a heat wave last July.
    
The state's electrical generators are capable of producing 40,196 megawatts, and additional power is available from beyond New York.



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