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Idaho Power Registered All-Time Peak Record July 7

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Idaho Power officials say a new record was set July 7, when total demand on its grid reached 3,422 megawatts between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. That surpassed the previous all-time peak of 3,407 MW set July 2, 2013.

Idaho Power representatives said a new record high likely would have been set on July 6, but the company dispatched its largest demand-response program, Irrigation Peak Rewards, where it credits irrigators who voluntarily allow Idaho Power to turn off pumps during extreme peak electricity usage.

Idaho Power reminded customers the summer months trigger the highest demand when irrigation pumps and air conditioners add to the regular demand for power.

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