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Nevada Power Achieves New System Peak

Jul 11, 2002

Nevada Power
Contact: Sonya Headen
Phone: 702-367-5222

For Immediate Release

Nevada Power announced today that a new record system peak of 4,617 megawatts was recorded Friday, July 12, at 5 p.m.

A prior system peak occurred Wednesday, July 10, at 5 p.m. with a recording of 4,501 megawatts.

Since 1994, the peak demand has risen annually from 2,851 megawatts to today's peak. The company said it is likely that today's peak could be surpassed this summer. The increase in demand can be attributed to customer growth. Nevada Power has grown from more than 403,000 customers in 1994 to more than 630,000 customers today.

During these high temperatures, customers can save money by conserving energy while still maintaining comfort by following these easy tips:

  • Turn off all un-necessary appliances.
  • Increase your air conditioning thermostat settings 4-6 degrees---set to about 84 degrees.
  • Use fans to keep the air moving.
  • Cook your evening meals later in the day, preferably after 7 p.m. Cook outside.
  • Run appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines and dryers, later in the evening after 7 p.m.
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