• 48°
The Madison Record

TVA initiates emergency load curtailment due to heat wave, sets new record for power demand

Due to high temperatures and dangerous heat indices throughout the region, the Tennessee Valley Authority has again initiated the Emergency Load Curtailment Program.
The first step of this program requires local power companies served by TVA to reduce their own electric use. Huntsville Utilities said they have turned off all non-essential lights and electric equipment in their own buildings, as well as adjusted building thermostats.
The second step asks customers served by the LPCs to limit their electric use during peak hours (in this case, noon to 8 p.m.) by not running major electric appliances such as dishwashers, washer/dryers, ovens/stoves, and unnecessary lights.

Setting an all-time record for June power demand, Monday’s peak system load was 31,311 megawatts at 6 p.m. at a regional average temp of 94°. The previous record for June was 31,098 MW on June 29, 2012.

Bob Jones High School

Madison City Chess League forms new group for adults

Madison

Madison City Schools named best Alabama school district

Madison

Mercy Wolverton impressively masters hi-tech study, business

Madison

At Madison Street Festival, veterans to show fighter helicopter from Vietnam War

Madison

Local marching bands to be featured at “March on Madison” tonight

Madison

MSF’s Community Showcase promises array of talent

Madison

Brooms, mops in Lions Club sale to raise funds for vision projects

Harvest

Local musicians to jam at Madison Street Festival

Madison

Trash Pandas fall 4-2, Tennessee evens series

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Athletic Hall Of Fame Accepting Nominations

Harvest

Railyard BBQ Brawl and Music Festival returns Oct. 29

Bob Jones High School

Tommy Overcash appointed to Madison Board of Education

Madison

Children vulnerable for troubled mental health, Cook says

Madison

Fast start leads Trash Pandas to 9-5 in playoff game 1 win

Harvest

Updating state’s 1901 Constitution on November ballot

James Clemens High School

Boynton champions languages with ‘A Seal of Biliteracy’

Madison

Jessica Penot to discuss ‘Haunted North Alabama’

Madison

MSF shows artistic influences at Artist Alley, Crafters Cove and Student Art Tent

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones, James Clemens command National Merit totals for Alabama

Bob Jones High School

Coaches White and McGehee speak in ‘Sittin’ With the Supe’

Huntsville

Dr. Charles L. Karr named President of UAH

Madison

Trash Pandas clinch second half title with 5-2 win, playoffs start next week

Harvest

Master Gardeners set for Fall Plant Sale on Sept. 24

Madison

Senior center conducts food drive, ceramics sale

x