The hits keep coming in Texas as the Lone Star State on Thursday set yet another power demand record for the week, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

For the third time since Monday, Power use in ERCOT broke a record by exceeding 71,000 MW in systemwide hourly peak demand. ERCOT’s demand reached 71,043 MW between 3 and 4 p.m. CDT Thursday and then topped out at 71,197 MW between 4 and 5 p.m. This exceeded Wednesday’s peak record by 625 MW.

— Natural Gas Intelligence