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Texas Faces Another Day of High Heat, Straining Power Grid

  • Five of six gas plants that tripped offline are back online
  • Grid operator says it has enough supply to meet demand
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The Texas power grid operator is asking homes and businesses to conserve energy this weekend as high heat drives up demand for electricity.

Temperatures in Dallas are forecast to hit 96 degrees Fahrenheit (36 Celsius) Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Houston will be 92 degrees. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which runs the state’s grid, made the request for conservation on Friday night, after several natural-gas fired power plants failed.