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California Braces for More Blackouts as Heat Wave Persists

  • Scorcher is forecast to last through the middle of next week
  • Rolling blackouts are the first since 2001 energy crisis
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California’s Worst Heat in Years Threatens Power Grid
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California is bracing for more power outages after as many as 2 million residents were plunged into darkness late Friday in the state’s first rolling blackouts since the 2001 energy crisis.

Grid operators in the state said they expect to have enough power supplies to meet demand Saturday, but issued a warning that they may be short on energy resources on Sunday starting at 5 p.m. local time.