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California ISO says power demand reaching record levels amid heat wave

A female jogs by power lines, as California’s grid operator urged the state’s 40 million visitors to ratchet down the usage of electricity in homes and businesses as a wave of extreme heat settled over a lot of hawaii, in Mountain View, California, U.S., August 17, 2022. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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Sept 5 (Reuters) – Demand for power is approaching record levels in California amid soaring temperatures, prompting hawaii grid operator to intensify its demands consumers to lessen electricity used in the afternoons and evenings in order to avoid outages.

“We have been facing lots forecast of 48,817 megawatts and energy deficits between 2,000 and 4,000 megawatts for Monday, leading to the highest probability of rotating outages we’ve seen up to now come early july,” California Independent System Operator (ISO) said in a statement.

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Reporting by Eileen Soreng in Bengaluru; Editing by Kim Coghill

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