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Tue January 12, 2010
TVA Sets Records for Energy Demand
Knoxville, TN – The Tennessee Valley Authority has set records for energy demand. Weekly demand reached new highs for the seven-day period that ended Sunday. Total weekly energy use across the TVA region was recorded at just over 46 hundred gigawatt-hours. That's more than 200 gigawatt-hours higher than the previous record, set in August of 2007. A TVA record was set for total energy use in 24 hours on Friday, at 701 gigawatt-hours. The highest weekend daily record was set on Saturday, at 673 gigawatt-hours. That was also the third-highest daily usage on record. A record for Sunday usage was set Sunday, at 644 gigawatt-hours.
The nation's largest public utility serves about 8.7 million residents in Tennessee, Kentucky, and five other states.