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SUMMER HEAT: Officials issue power usage warning

By Brian Hews

With high temperatures soaring well over 100 degrees here in the Southeast Los Angeles County on Tuesday, Southern California Edison is urging customers to conserve power.

“SCE anticipates having sufficient resources to meet forecast electricity demand. But with energy use rising during extreme heat conditions, conservation can provide an added reserve should an unexpected power emergency occur, such as mechanical problems affecting a major power plant or wildfires shutting down a major transmission system,” a media spokesperson from SCE said in a statement.

“Conservation also helps minimize the impact on the distribution system when customers use energy around-the-clock,” the company said.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with SCE issued the media statement at 4:45 p.m.

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