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Rolling Blackouts for Texas?

Posted in Texas by Cheryl Morgan on the June 6th, 2008

Xcel Energy, which serves eastern New Mexico and western Texas, has warned customers that it may be necessary to implement rolling blackouts through the summer because it will not have enough capacity to meet demand. Part of the reason is that temperatures are expected to be considerably higher than average. May demand for 2008 has been a massive 19.4% higher than last year. But an additional factor driving the surge in demand is believe to be farmers switching to electricity from diesel as a source of power because of the current high price of oil.

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