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As temperatures soar, California and Texas urge power conservation

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As temperature soars, Texas and California cut electricitySearing heat across the U.S. Southwest and soaring electricity demand for air conditioners this week are prompting grid operators in Texas and California to warn consumers about energy conservation to avoid outages.

Peak temperatures are forecast to reach 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46°C) in interior California through the week, according to the state's electric grid operator, which warned the biggest supply deficit could occur on Thursday after the sun goes down and solar power is no longer available.

Similarly, temperatures in other states, including Arizona and Utah, were in line for several more days of sweltering heat even before the start of summer, which officially starts on Sunday.

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