- Category: News
- Published on 17 January 2014
- Written by Mount Vernon Optic-Herald
The extreme Artic cold front last week brought a new all-time winter peak load for AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) on Tuesday, January 7, as its customers used 4,892 megawatts of electricity at 8:00 a.m.,
when the average daily temperature across SWEPCO’s three-state service area was 26 degrees. The previous SWEPCO record winter peak load had been 4,823 megawatts on Feb. 2, 2011. One megawatt is a million watts.
For more information, see the Jan. 16 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.