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Power transmission towers line a street in Redondo Beach, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. With record demand on power supplies across the West, C...

September 8, 2022
6:10 AM

Power transmission towers line a street in Redondo Beach, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. With record demand on power supplies across the West, California snapped its record energy use around 5 p.m. with 52,061 megawatts, far above the previous high of 50,270 megawatts set July 24, 2006. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) California avoids outages after day of grid-straining heat LOS ANGELES (AP) — California avoided rolling outages during extreme heat, as operators of the state's electricity grid continued to warn that unprecedented demand on energy supplies could force them to periodically cut power to some customers.