Idaho Power: New record for overall electricity usage on Monday

Idaho Power: New record for overall electricity usage on Monday

Idaho Power: New record for overall electricity usage on Monday

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by KTVB.COM

NWCN.com

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 8 at 1:02 PM

BOISE -- Idaho Power says they reached a record high on Monday, for overall electricity usage during peak hours.

They say the new record comes with multiple over-100-degree temperature days forcing more field irrigation and more air conditioner usage.

Taking an average of electricity used at peak-hours, Idaho Power reports 3,402 megawatts were used on July 1. It beat the record high of 3,245 megawatt usage set July 12, 2012.

Idaho Power says the peak-time was between 3 and 4 p.m. on Monday.

They also tell us that Monday may not be the record for long, with continuing high temperatures during the day and not very much cool down at night.

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