Apart from discomfort, scorching temperatures could bring along inconvenience.
Rolling blackouts are “a possibility” throughout the week, as the utility companies could cut off power for 15 to 45 minutes at a time in different areas to avoid full-on blackouts, said CPS Energy spokesman Victor Robledo.
The heat’s to blame, because power plants must work harder to keep up with the energy demand.
That, in turn, means three-digit temperatures aren’t the only thing hitting and breaking records.
“The amount of energy that’s being used is breaking records,” Robledo said. “The hotter it is outside, the longer your A.C. has to run and power plants are working very hard to keep up. Like anything, they need a break or breather also.”
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