APS sets record with Monday's consumed energy

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While the temperatures reached a record-breaking 118 degrees, APS set a record high of 7.120 megawatts of energy consumed during its peak load period. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) While the temperatures reached a record-breaking 118 degrees, APS set a record high of 7.120 megawatts of energy consumed during its peak load period. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Monday was a day for new records across the Valley.

While the temperature reached a record-breaking 118 degrees, APS set another record high of 7.120 megawatts of energy consumed during its peak load period at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Peak load period is when customers use the most energy during the day collectively. 

APS had predicted a summer peak load of 7.023 megawatts but surpassed that number due to a weeklong spell of temperatures ranging between 115 and 118 degrees.

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The amount of energy consumed also exceeded last year's peak of 7.051 megawatts.

Tuesday's temperatures are expected to crawl to 120 degrees and APS said that customers could gain a new year-to-date high again.

The all-time system peak demand was 7.236 megawatts in 2006. 

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