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June 21, 2024
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WECC Flags Hydro in BC, SW Heat as Potential Summer Concerns
Drought in Canada, Desert SW Heat Waves Could Threaten Grid Reliability
Peak demand in the summer has been increasing steadily in the West over the past four years, according to WECC.
Peak demand in the summer has been increasing steadily in the West over the past four years, according to WECC. | WECC
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Extreme heat in the Desert Southwest and low hydro in the Northwest could pose reliability problems for the Western Interconnection this summer, although the region doesn’t face an alarming risk for grid emergencies, WECC officials said.
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