The blast of Arctic air that has settled over Saskatchewan has led to a new record for power use.
SaskPower says peak load reached 3,710 megawatts on Monday night surpassing the previous record set last January by 70 megawatts.
The Crown corporation says the difference is the equivalent power use of 70,000 homes.
The record was set as places across Saskatchewan dealt with temperature lows in the -20s and even as low as -30 C in the northern community of Stony Rapids.
SaskPower president Mike Marsh says records have been set nine times since 2007 and the trend is going to continue