US Central states, Texas break power use records again in heat wave

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(Reuters) – Power use in Texas and other central states hit all-time highs Tuesday and could break that record again in Texas on Wednesday as homes and businesses crank up air conditioners to escape a brutal heat wave blanketing most of the country. Electric grid operators across the country said they have enough resources to meet soaring demand and only took small steps, like asking utilities to postpone maintenance on power lines and generating plants, to maintain system reliability. In addition, some utilities and energy service providers asked consumers to conserve energy and activated dem…

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