Record Highs Could Mean Record Electricity Demand

(AP) With a Tuesday high of 110 degrees predicted in Oklahoma and even higher readings in nearby states, record electricity- demand is also in the forecast. So far, Oklahoma’s grid operator, the Southwest Power Pool, has not taken any drastic steps to encourage utility customers to curtail their demand for more electricity in order to cool homes and businesses. That’s different from Texas where grid operator, ERCOT last week encouraged customers to raise their thermostats in order to reduce the power demand. Still, this week’s increased temperatures will put more stress on the grid as homes and businesses crank up…

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