Record power usage in record-hot northern Nevada


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The record-breaking heat in northern Nevada this week also helped set a record for power usage on a single day.

NV Energy says its customers cranked up the air conditioners Monday when the mercury climbed to 105 degrees after topping out at 103 the day before.

The utility's 327,000 customers in northern Nevada used a total of 1,761 megawatts. That broke the previous single-day record of 1,743 megawatts set on July 17, 2007.

NV Energy spokeswoman Faye Anderson says they actually borrowed electricity for the first time ever from southern Nevada, which was unusually a bit cooler than the north with the high in Las Vegas on Monday reaching 101.

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