Savannah Electric customers use record amounts of energy

For the first time since 1995, demand for electricity across Savannah Electric’s service area has set a new record high. Peak demand for electricity averaged 828 megawatts between 4 and 5 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 2, 1998, breaking the record set August 18, 1995, by approximately 17 megawatts.

Savannah Electric customers also set a daily requirements record, using 15,696 megawatt-hours across the entire day on Tuesday. The previous record was 15,500 megawatt-hours set on June 25, 1996.

The Company does not anticipate problems serving this demand at this time, however, is monitoring the situation closely.

Savannah Electric always encourages 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.