Record electricity demand recorded by Southwest Power Pool


The largest demand for power on record was recorded Monday by the Southwest Power Pool, the nonprofit corporation that oversees the power transmission system in 17 states including Oklahoma.

Temperatures in Oklahoma at the time were above 100 in most recording stations around the state, some reaching in the 105 to 110 degree range.

The record was hit Monday at 4:27 p.m. when energy demand peaked at 51,184 Megawatts. Because of the lingering heat wave in the Southwest and the Midwest, the SPP has issued a Conservative Operations Advisory for the region.

The Advisory does not rquire any action by consumers and is to provide guidance to the operators of transmission and energy generation facilities.

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