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This January has been one for the record books. We all know it's been colder than usual in East Tennessee and surrounding areas, now TVA is providing some numbers to back that up.

This January, the utility, which provides power to nine million people in parts of seven southeastern states, has experienced several power demand records:

  • the #3, #9 and #13 all-time peaks
  • the #1, #2 and #4 winter peaks
  • the #1, #4, #5, and #9 highest energy use days

TVA's all-time peak demand record was in the summer, on August 17, 2007, when average temperatures soared to 102 degrees. Power use on that day was 33,482 megawatts.

Power use last Friday, January 24, 2014, wasn't too far behind, at 33,353 megawatts with temperatures around 7 degrees. That day broke TVA's winter peak record, and was the third highest overall.

Today, Wednesday, January 29, TVA reached the second highest winter demand record, at 32,815 megawatts.

TVA By the Numbers:

All-time peaks

  • #3 - Friday, Jan. 24 -- 33,353 at 7 degrees
  • #9 - Wednesday, Jan. 29 -- 32,815 at 10 degrees
  • #13 - Tuesday, Jan. 7 -- 32,451 at 4 degrees

All-time winter peaks

  • #1 - Friday, Jan. 24 -- 33,353 at 7 degrees
  • #2 - Wednesday, Jan. 29 -- 32,815 at 10 degrees
  • #4 - Tuesday, Jan. 7 -- 32,451 at 4 degrees
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