Savannah Electric monitors record-setting energy use for second consecutive day

For the second consecutive day, demand for electricity across Savannah Electric’s service area set new record highs.

Peak demand for electricity averaged 840 megawatts between 5 and 6 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 3, 1998, breaking the record set June 2, 1998, by approximately 12 megawatts.

Savannah Electric customers also used more energy across the entire day than ever before. Breaking Tuesday’s record of 15,696, they used 15,955 megawatt-hours on Wednesday, June 3. The record until Tuesday was 15,500 megawatt-hours set on June 25, 1996.

The Company is monitoring the situation closely, however, does not anticipate problems serving the demand at this time. Savannah Electric always encourages the wise use and conservation of energy.

Savannah Electric serves over 124,000 customers in a five-county area that includes Chatham, Effingham, Bulloch, Bryan, and Screven.