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ERCOT sets 2nd record demand peak in as many days

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Managers of the state’s biggest electrical grid say peak electricity demand has set its third record of the week and the second in as many days.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which operates that grid that covers most of the state, says demand peaked at 71,197 megawatts between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday. That tops Wednesday’s record by 625 megawatts.

One megawatt is about enough electricity to power about 200 homes during hot weather running air conditioners.

ERCOT officials say the grid has sufficient generation to meet the demand.

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