NY power grid meets new record electrical demand

RENSSELAER, N.Y. (AP) – The
operators of New York state's power grid say the system has successfully met a
new record peak winter demand for electricity resulting from this week's arctic
weather conditions.

The New York Independent System
Operator said Thursday that electricity demand hit a winter record high of
25,738 megawatts on Tuesday evening. The old record was 25,541 megawatts on
Dec. 20, 2004.

Summer peak demand is typically
higher; it hit a record of 33,956 megawatts during a heat wave last July.

The state's electrical generators
are capable of producing 40,196 megawatts, and additional power is available
from beyond New York.

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