Oklahoma's two largest utility companies experienced record electricity demand on Wednesday amid the ongoing heat wave plaguing the state, the companies said Thursday.
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.