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Heat Wave Brings New Power Usage Record

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Soaring temperatures helped CP&L customers set a new energy consumption record Monday. (WRAL-TV5 News)
RALEIGH — People are cranking up their air conditioners to battle the heat and that's led to a new usage record for Carolina Power and Light.

Monday at 5 p.m., CP&L said air conditioners, lights, and other electrical appliances used 10,352 mega-watts of power. That broke the old record set just this past June.

The power company expected to set another new record Tuesday afternoon.

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