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LG&E SETS FIFTH POWER PRODUCTION RECORD OF THE SUMMER

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth time this summer, Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E) broke its all-time electric power production record for a one-hour period. At 5 p.m. today, the company's generating units produced 2,239 megawatts.
 The previous record, 2,222 megawatts was set on July 28, 1993, which broke the previous records set on two consecutive hours that day. The first power production record of the summer was set July 8, 1993.
 This latest record amount of energy could power about 15.4 million television sets for one hour.
 The utility's coal-fired plants and hydroelectric facility were all used to meet this power demand.
 Customers can stay cooler and safer during hot weather by following several low-cost or no-cost tips:
 -- Keep heat out. If temperatures inside are cooler than outside, close windows, doors, drapes, blinds or shutters during daylight hours. For homes without air-conditioning, open windows after sundown to bring cooler air inside.
 -- Use fans. Even in air-conditioned rooms, fans make you feel about 7 degrees cooler.
 -- Keep lights off as much as possible. Even 100-watt bulbs can generate enough heat to bake a cake in a child's "Easy Bake" oven! However, fluorescent bulbs generate very little heat.
 -- Minimize hot water use and cooking (except for microwaves) as much as possible.
 LG&E's free Equalized Monthly Payment Plan (EMPP) allows its customers to stabilize their energy costs evenly over a 12-month period. LG&E's Customer Service Department, at (502) 589-1444, can provide additional information about it.
 -O- 8/30/93
 /CONTACT: Clay Ryce of LG&E, 502-627-2509, or 502-332-1591, voice pager/
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