ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – The New York Independent System Operator reports the state's peak demand for power set a record Friday afternoon, although no power outages were reported.
The peak demand was reported at over 33,955 megawatts just after 3:40 p.m. The record had been 33,939 megawatts set on Aug. 2, 2006.
The ISO had expected peak demand to reach just 33,300 megawatts.
The ISO is a nonprofit corporation responsible for the state's bulk electricity grid.
Temperatures in the state reached the mid-90s.