For the second time in as many days, Idaho Power reports that its customers pushed electricity usage to new levels July 2.
Sometime between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. July 3, more than 3,400 megawatts were needed by Idaho Power customers to beat record-breaking triple-digit temperatures. That's five megawatts higher than July 1's record mark. Previous record highs were set in July 2012.
Idaho Power again pointed to its Langley Gulch Power Plant, its new natural gas-fired facility near New Plymouth, as helping to meet the power demand. That's in addition to the 17 hydroelectric dams, coal-fired plants and wind turbines—all parts of the Idaho Power production portfolio.