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Nevada Power Sets Record Peak

Jul 16, 2006

Nevada Power Company today set a record system peak of 5,623 megawatts (MW) breaking the previous record of 5,587 MW set on July 18, 2005.

The company anticipates today's record could still be exceeded later this summer. Increases in demand can be attributed to customer growth as well as weather factors. Nevada Power has more than 773,000 customers today, compared with approximately 740,000 customers a year ago.

Tips to help customers stay cooler while still saving energy and money on their power bills include setting air conditioners to 78 degrees, utilizing programmable thermostats, using certain appliances (ovens, dishwashers, clothes dryers, etc.,) during off-peak hours (8 p.m.-11 a.m.) as well as running ceiling and oscillating fans to help increase airflow.

For more energy conservation tips visit the company's website at nevadapower.