U.S. Central states, Texas power use to break more records this week

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(Reuters) – Power use in Texas and other Central U.S. states will likely break all-time highs in coming days as homes and businesses crank up their air conditioners to escape a lingering heat wave, regional electric grid operators forecast on Tuesday. Grid operators in the region have already started taking early steps to ensure they have enough resources to keep up with soaring demand. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which operates the grid for more than 26 million customers representing about 90% of the state’s power load, got permission from the state’s environmental regu…

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