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Energy companies urge conservation to avoid rolling blackouts


Both NV Energy and Valley Electric issued alerts to conserve power between 4 and 9 p.m. Sunday.


By Marty Berry Las Vegas Review-Journal


NV Energy issued an alert for customers in both Northern and Southern Nevada to conserve power Sunday between 4 and 9 p.m. to lessen the impact on the power grid of record-breaking heat.


Earlier, the Valley Electric Association received notification from California Independent System Operator that without energy conservation measures, anticipated demand would exceed available supply between 4 and 9 p.m. Sunday, according to a Nye County news release.


Rolling blackouts are possible in the VEA service area, which includes Pahrump, Amargosa Valley and Beatty.


The VEA had earlier put out an alert urging customers to conserve energy through 9 p.m. Monday to avoid rolling blackouts.






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