It will likely come as no surprise considering the weather that the Tennessee Valley Authority had to produce more electricity to meet demand at one point Saturday than at any time on any other Saturday in history.
Brent Gilkey of Pennyrile Electric says it took nearly 31-thousand Megawatts to keep the lights on for TVA’s customers at 5pm Saturday, which was a record. Gilkey said the temperature was approximately 104 degrees at that point in the day.
He says demand is expected to be below 30-thousand Megawatts for the remainder of the week due to the upcoming holiday and slightly lower temperatures. There is also a slightly better chance for an isolated shower or thundershower in the TVA area.