Power companies ready for U.S. Northeast heat wave

(Reuters) – With air conditioners cranking as a heat wave bears down on the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, demand for power should surge, but not to record levels.

Electrical grid operators said they expected to have more than enough power resources to meet forecast demand on Wednesday and Thursday in New York, New England and the 13 states served by regional transmission organization PJM.

“We expect to have sufficient power supplies, and the reserves are covered for the day,” PJM spokesman Ray Dotter told Reuters.

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