Monday, February 05, 2007

Record Winter Demand at PJM
The operator of the power grid for the mid-Atlantic and parts of the Midwest says it set an all-time record this morning for winter electricity use.

PJM Interconnection operates the power grid in 13 states and D.C. The operator says demand this morning rose above 112,000-500 megawatts. The previous record for winter use, set in December 2005, was 110,000-414 megawatts.

The all time record for summer use on the grid is 144,000-644 megawatts, set during a heat wave last August.