Duke Energy Indiana customers set a new all-time winter peak record for energy usage last week.
The unofficial winter peak record is now 7,281 megawatt-hours in the hour ending at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2nd. That beat the previous record set on January. 6, 2014, when customers used just over 7,214 megawatt-hours.
Nelson Peeler, senior vice president and chief transmission officer attributed in the surge in energy consumption to last week’s bitterly cold weather around the state. He says the utility’s power grid performed well without any reports of major interruptions in service.
Duke Energy serves approximately 820,000 households and businesses in parts of 69 counties in Indiana.