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Power Demand Could Set Record Today

The people who run the state´s power grid are urging Californians to cut back on their electricity usage today.

Because of soaring temperatures expected across the state again today, the Independent System Operator has issued a “power watch” for the day.

The ISO is asking that Californians reduce their power consumption through Wednesday – especially during the peak demand hours of 4to 6 p.m.

Demand for electricity across the state may set a new record today – surpassing the one-day record set less than three weeks ago.

Officials say despite the increased demand, it´s unlikely there will be any blackouts like the ones in 2001. Since then, transmission lines have been improved and more power plants have been built.