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TVA says it met record-breaking demand for power as temperatures dipped into single digits
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, January 24, 2014 3:03 PM EST
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 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.