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Jun 30, 2013 8:22 PM by Associated Press

Northern Californians urged to conserve power

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Northern Californians sweltering in a heat wave are being urged to reduce power consumption for the next two days to maintain electrical reserves and avoid the possibility of outages.

The California Independent System Operator, which manages most of the state's grid, said a so-called Flex Alert will be in effect from Monday through Tuesday evening. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning in the region for those days.

The Flex Alert calls for voluntarily cutbacks on energy use until after 6 p.m. to prevent reserves from falling to emergency levels.

Valley and desert regions saw another day of triple-digit temperatures on Sunday.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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