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Nation’s power grids expected to hold up to extreme high temperatures

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Many American utility companies and grid operators say they’re not expecting major outages despite high temperatures throughout much of the nation.

Over 89 million Americans are currently under heat advisories, watches and warnings, but energy companies in Texas, California and New York say they are prepared to meet the challenge.

Electrical grids have failed under high demand, like in February 2021, when Texas’ power grid failed during a record winter freeze, killing hundreds of people. During the summer, customers use 25%-40% more energy.

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