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GEORGIANS SET THIRD ENERGY DEMAND RECORD

 GEORGIANS SET THIRD ENERGY DEMAND RECORD
 ATLANTA, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third time this summer,


Georgia electricity consumers have established a new all-time weekday record for energy demand in a one-hour period, breaking the previous record set last month.
 The record peak includes power supplied to Georgia Power customers, along with customers of Oglethorpe Power Corp. and the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia.
 Peak demand for electricity across the state reached the new milestone between 4 and 5 p.m. today, eclipsing the July 9 record of 16,417,000 kilowatts.
 The final record will not be known until calculations are completed later this evening.
 The summer's first new record for peak demand was set on July 8, reaching 16,270,000 kilowatts between 4 and 5 p.m.
 From Aug. 1, 1991, to July 31, 1992, Georgia Power added 24,134 customers to its existing base of 1,605,372 customers.
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 /CONTACT: Barry Inman of Georgia Power, 800-282-1696 or 404-526-7676/ CO: Georgia Power Company ST: Georgia IN: UTI SU:


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