Texas set another all-time record for electricity consumption Tuesday when demand in the blazing afternoon heat peaked at 67,929 megawatts from 4 to 5 p.m.

The record could be fleeting. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, operator of the state’s major power grid, is projecting a record-busting 68,100 megawatts of demand today.

That would be the third consecutive record-smashing day, beginning with Monday’s peak demand, 66,867 megawatts, which eclipsed a nearly year-old record.

Wednesday’s high is forecast to be 110, three degrees hotter than the record for the date and the 33rd straight triple-digit day in North Texas. Tuesday’s high was also 110 and Monday’s was 107; both of those were also the hottest days ever for the date.

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