Texas' hot summer weather is leading to record electricity use.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said it set a new
record Wednesday afternoon as consumers used an hourly average of
62,786 megawatts of power between 4 and 5 p.m. That broke the
record of 62,339 megawatts set on Aug. 17, 2006.
A megawatt is enough electricity to power about 200 average
homes during hot summer weather.
ERCOT is the electric grid operator for much of the state.
ERCOT officials said they expected continued high electricity
Austin set a record Wednesday with a high of 106 at Camp Mabry,
breaking the record of 105 set in 1939. The high of 105 at Austin
Bergstrom International Airport broke the record of 102 set in
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