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Heat will strain power grid in parts of California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas in coming years

Electrical grid towers are seen during a heat wave where temperature reached 105 degrees Fahrenheit, in Pasadena, Calif., on Aug. 31, 2022. (John Antczak/AP)
Electrical grid towers are seen during a heat wave where temperature reached 105 degrees Fahrenheit, in Pasadena, Calif., on Aug. 31, 2022. (John Antczak/AP)

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with University of Texas at Austin professor and power grid expert Michael Webber about new research that shows that longer and stronger heat waves by mid-century are predicted to compromise the power grid in large parts of the western U.S.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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