Oklahoma's electricity demand peaks amid continued heat
Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. and Public Service Co. of Oklahoma had record electricity demand Wednesday as triple-digit temperatures continue in the state.
Oklahoma's two largest utility companies experienced record electricity demand on Wednesday amid the ongoing heat wave plaguing the state, the companies said Thursday.
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Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. “shattered” its demand record less than a week after reaching its previous peak, spokesman Brian Alford said.
Demand on Wednesday reached 6,834 megawatts, nearly 200 megawatts more than the previous record set July 18.
Tulsa-based Public Service Co. of Oklahoma saw demand peak Wednesday at 4,277 megawatts, according to preliminary data. Public Service Co.'s previous record was 4,200 megawatts on Aug. 4, 2010.
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