05 Aug '11, 9pm

Reddy Kilowatt Works Up a Sweat: As record levels of power demand were set in Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Me...

Associated Press Players take a water break during football practice at Carter-Riverside High School in Fort Worth, Tex. The heat caused demand for electricity to soar to record levels there. It’s hot out there, and if you are in the electric business, you don’t have to look at the thermometer to know it; a quick glance at the power consumption statistics will make it clear. It’s been a rough patch for Reddy Kilowatt . For most of the eastern United States, consumption records were set in a heat wave in late July and beginning of August 2006. But this summer, the Midwest Independent System Operator , which covers an area from Michigan to Manitoba to the Dakotas, blew through its record on July 20. That system serves about 40.3 million people. Just to the east, the PJM Interconnection , which covers parts of 13 states and a population of 58 million people, set its record th...

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Reddy Kilowatt Works Up a Sweat By MATTHEW L. WALD Associated Press Players take a water break during football practice at...

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Reddy Kilowatt Works Up a Sweat By MATTHEW L. WALD Associated Press Players take a water break during football practice at...

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Reddy Kilowatt Works Up a Sweat By MATTHEW L. WALD Associated Press Players take a water break during football practice at...