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Texas under threat of rolling blackouts amid heatwave
Texas faces threat of rolling blackouts amid excessive heat
Texas is facing the threat of rolling blackouts amid excessive heat this week. Fox Business Chief Correspondent Connell McShane reports.
A dangerous heatwave with temperatures upwards of 100 degrees is causing a surge in demand for energy in Texas, putting pressure on the Lone Star State's power grid and sparking concerns from residents and experts alike that rolling blackouts could be on the way.
"We've seen (the power grid) go down before, you know, for heat as well as for cold, and it's warmer now," one Austin-area resident told FOX Business this week. "I don't see it getting any better."
"I think there's a lot of infrastructure issues that need to be addressed," another Texan said, adding that residents like him will have "a lot less to worry about" when that happens.