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Texans asked to conserve power Wednesday for the eighth time this month

The grid operator asked Texans to reduce power use from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to avoid a power-supply emergency.

Near Sweetwater, Texas construction has started on transmission lines that will connect windy regions of the state to its population centers. The total cost of all the lines throughout Texas is estimated at nearly $7 billion.

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