NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville Electric Service (NES) has recorded a new all-time high for energy consumption in Middle Tennessee. At 4 p.m. Wednesday, the NES system load reached approximately 2,529 Megawatts beating last year’s record which was set on July 25, 2005. NES officials anticipated breaking that record because of several days of extreme heat and humidity and continued growth in the service area.
Crews have been closely monitoring the system to make sure electricity continues to flow evenly and to catch small issues before they cause bigger problems. General maintenance on power equipment has been suspended to avoid any stress on the lines.
NES encourages customers to save energy where they can. Keep drapes closed, turn the thermostat up to 78 degrees, let dishes air dry, and take short showers. More money saving tips are available online at www.nespower.com.
Nashville Electric Service is one of the 12 largest public electric utilities in the nation, distributing energy to more than 340,000 customers in Middle Tennessee.