HOUSTON Oct 11 (Reuters) – Texas marked its fifth straight month of record power use as lingering heat continued into September, the state grid operator said in a report.

Data from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) showed power use on Sept. 2 reached 63,161 megawatts, surpassing the previous September record from 2005 of 59,524 MW, by 6.1 percent.

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