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DUKE POWER CO. MEETS ALL-TIME RECORD DEMAND

 CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Power's (NYSE: DUK) customers set a new record for electricity consumption, reaching an all-time peak of 15,103 megawatts for the hour ending at 5 p.m. today.
 The previous system peak -- 14,763 megawatts -- was set on July 14, 1992.
 "Despite many days of extreme temperatures, we have been able to meet our customers' needs using nuclear, fossil and hydroelectric generation," said William Sands, manager of energy control.
 "We are working hard to meet our customers' needs as this heat wave continues," Sands said.
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