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Nevada Power Sets Record Peak

Jul 4, 2007

Las Vegas, Nev. -- Nevada Power Company today set a record system peak of 5866 (MW) at 5 p.m., breaking the previous record of 5623 MW set on July 17, 2006.

Increases in demand can be attributed to customer growth as well as record temperatures. Nevada Power has more than 815,000 customers today, compared with approximately 790,000 customers a year ago.

Tips to help customers stay cooler include setting air conditioners to 78 degrees, utilizing programmable thermostats, using certain appliances (ovens, dishwashers, clothes dryers, etc.,) during offpeak hours (8 p.m.â€" 11 a.m.) as well as running ceiling and oscillating fans to help increase airflow.

For more information on energy conservation tips visit the company's website at

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