BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The freezing temperatures have caused
customers of Alabama Power Co. to set a new record for electrical
usage during the wintertime.
Company spokesman Pat Wylie said Wednesday the record had been
set in January 2008, but customers topped that three times during
the cold spell. The new peak was set Monday with 11,587 megawatts.
Wylie said Alabama Power had no issues with meeting customers'
requirements, and the record demand during the cold wave coincided
with a rate reduction that started Jan. 1.
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