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Xcel Energy working to beat the heat

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Xcel Energy came close to breaking its single-day 9,544 megawatt usage record for the region this week as people, businesses and industries fired up air conditioners. Despite temperatures approaching 100 degrees on several days, the energy record from July 20, 2011, stands.

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The closest the utility came was a demand for just under 9,500 mw at one point Monday, according to unofficial records.

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Anne Jacobson
Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003. 
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