For weeks, air conditioning units and other power-sucking amenities have been working overtime, putting Indianapolis Power and Light Company's power grid to the test.
"It's been a challenging few weeks," IPL spokesperson Brad Riley told RTV6's Chance Walser.
Riley said with this recent heat wave, consumer usage brought their system within 3 percent of its all-time high.
But customers experienced no major problems or outages due to the temperatures.
"We have the generating capacity to fulfill all those needs in our service territory, and our systems performed very well," Riley said.
Riley said the system's successful performance was due in part to IPL's 2011 loss of the General Motors stamping plant from their service area.
But he also said he thinks consumer awareness is up, and Hoosiers have been taking it upon themselves to conserve.
"We think that (conservation) is a contributing factor to us not achieving an all-time peak," he said.
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