The warm temperatures are making the dials on electric meters across the state spin a little faster as air conditioners try to keep up.
Alliant Energy spokesman, Justin Foss, says they have seen electric usage increase the last two days as temperatures soared.
Alliant has implemented a program energy saving program for residential customers that kicks in when it gets this hot.
MidAmerican Energy, has a similar residential program called "summer saver." MidAmerican spokesperson, Abby Bottenfield says they also have a program for businesses to reduce power usage.
The electric companies are trying to avoid hitting their peak electric use. Bottenfield doesn't know how close they will get to the peak in this latest heat wave.
CONTRIBUTED BY LEARFIELD COMMUNICATIONS