The Tennessee Valley Authority experienced record-breaking power demand Thursday morning. At 6 a.m. central time, demand was at 32, 109 megawatts, the highest the utility has experienced for the month of February in 82 years.
The all-time power demand record is 33,482 megawatts set in the summer of 2007.
TVA is still asking consumers to conserve power where possible through noon tomorrow as temperatures are expected to remain in single digits tonight.
TVA sells electricity to Kentucky utilities powering more than 204,000 households in 28 western and central Kentucky counties.