SCE&G customers set new record for peak demand

This morning’s extreme cold temperatures prompted many SCE&G customers to turn up the heat, setting a new record for electricity demand. During the 8 a.m. hour today, SCE&G’s customers used 4,970 megawatts of electricity, breaking the previous peak demand record of 4,926 MW, set Aug. 10, 2007. 

Gov. Nikki Haley, in concert with the state’s utilities, had encouraged South Carolinians to conserve energy Thursday and Friday mornings to help ease the strain on the state’s power grid during the extreme cold. SCE&G President of Retail Operations Keller Kissam said customers responded. 

“We want to thank our customers for collaborating with us to meet the trying weather conditions we’ve faced across our service territory over the past couple days,” said Kissam. “Thanks to their efforts and the hard work of the men and women dedicated to maintaining and operating our electric system, we’ve been able to effectively meet the energy needs of our customers during this uniquely challenging time.”

About SCE&G

South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 688,000 customers in 24 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina.