MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The heat is putting stress on the power grid, but Xcel Energy says it’s ready.READ MORE: Brennon Sayers Pleads Guilty To Shooting 2 Men On Red Lake Reservation
Mary Sandok says Xcel Energy prepares for heat waves like this.
“We don’t foresee any supply issues at this time for this week,” Sandok said.READ MORE: Bus Driver Found Dead By High School Basketball Team In Southwestern MN
But even power companies feel stress from the heat. And high-consumer demand from all those air conditioners running, along with the effect of the heat on the electrical system itself, will cause small outages.
“So we will see scattered outages — power outages — during high heat and humidity times,” she said.MORE NEWS: Gov. Tim Walz Calls For Hennepin Co. Sheriff Dave Hutchinson To Resign Following DWI Crash
She says the utility does not anticipate a brown-out, even with an excessive heat warning continuing in the immediate Twin Cities until late Thursday night.