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Cold weather leads to record Neb. electricity use

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 7, 2014 at 4:15 pm •  Published: January 7, 2014
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COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — The bitter cold weather in Nebraska led to a new record for peak electricity use at one of the state's largest utilities.

The Nebraska Public Power District says it set a new winter record for power usage between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. Monday.

The utility says it generated 2,256 megawatts of electricity Monday. That beat the previous winter record of 2,219 megawatts set in December 2009.

NPPD officials say it helped that the utility has a mix of different power sources, and it even generated more than 216 megawatts of power from wind during the peak demand period.

Two of the state's other sizeable utilities — Omaha Public Power District and Lincoln Electric System — both came close to setting winter power usage records Monday but neither one did.


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