Georgia Power set a new record for winter peak demand last Tuesday when the preliminary peak demand for electricity averaged approximately 16,859 MW between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. The company’s previous winter peak demand of 15,806 MW was set on Dec. 14, 2010.
The peak corresponded directly with the lowest temperatures of the week. The company stated it brought additional generation online prior to the arrival of the cold weather and worked to carefully monitor power loads on circuits.
Georgia Power Senior Vice President and Senior Production Officer stated the weather reinforces the need for the company to continue to invest in its infrastructure, including multiple sources of generation and advanced smart grid technology.
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