Green Country Electric Coop Sets New Record

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 6:29 pm
By: News On 6

COLLINSVILLE, Oklahoma -- The Verdigris Valley Cooperative has set a new record for electricity use. The wholesale power supplier set a new summer member load peak of 4,444 megawatts at 6 p.m. August 2, according to coop spokesperson Kimberly Loffer.

Tuesday's record surpassed the previous peak of 4,342 megawatts that had been set the day before.

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"Prior to record peaks this summer, the previous summer peak was 4,248 megawatts, set August 15, 2001," Loffer said in a news release.

VVEC serves more than 34,000 meters with 4,671 miles of line across the counties of Tulsa, Nowata, Washington, Osage and Rogers.