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The Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO) says it was able to successfully manage the demand for electricity in its footprint on Monday, July 23, while setting a new record for energy use in the region.

Demand for energy on July 23 reached approximately 98.56 GW. The peak was recorded at 3:54 p.m. EDT. As a result, MISO issued conservative operations and hot weather alerts Monday at around noon. It also suspended transmission maintenance and conducted a review of outage plans for deferral and cancellation.

A new peak load was also set Monday for the MISO reliability coordination area. The peak, approximately 104.7 GW, was also recorded at 3:54 p.m. EDT.

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