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Texas is using a record amount of electricity. Could demand outpace supply?

The state's grid operator set a new all-time systemwide peak demand record on two consecutive days this week, prompting reassurances that the electricity sector "is doing what they can to keep the power on for consumers."

Steam rises from the stacks at the Martin Lake coal-fired power plant in Tatum, Texas.
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