Extreme temperatures and ongoing drought could cause the power grid to buckle across vast areas of the country this summer, potentially leading to electricity shortages and blackouts, a U.S. power grid regulator said on Thursday.

Power outages possible this summer due to heat and extreme weather, officials warn

Extreme temperatures and persistent drought could cause the power grid to loop across large parts of the country this summer, potentially leading to power shortages and blackouts, a U.S. power grid regulator said Thursday. (Frederic J. Brown, AFP, Getty Images via CNN) Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes ATLANTA — Extreme temperatures and persistent drought could …

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