Demand for TVA power soars with freezing temps - WSMV Channel 4

Demand for TVA power soars with freezing temps

Posted: Updated:

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Valley Authority says it has been able to meet record-breaking demand for electricity Friday morning as temperatures plunged into the single digits across the region.

TVA pumped out 33,345 megawatts of power - the highest demand for electricity since the summer of 2007 and the third highest in TVA history.

The TVA has now lifted an appeal to conserve energy, though the agency says consumers can always benefit from conserving power.

The agency said it relied on diverse power sources to meet Friday's demand that included: coal-fire plants, natural gas plants, nuclear plants and wind farms.

TVA is the nation's largest public power company. It serves 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WSMV; Nashville, TN. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.