The area didn't just set a new record high temperature on tuesday; people in springfield used more electricity than ever before, trying to stay cool.
CU customers used 792 megawatt hours between three and four p.m. yesterday. So what does that mean? It's equal to more than a million refrigerators running at one time orr six-point-one million tv sets.
Put it another way, CU customers in one hour yesterday, used enough electricity to power 16 million laptop computers. The previous record was set last August.