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Edison warns of possible rotating power outages through Wednesday

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - With more hot weather in the forecast, Southern California Edison is asking customers to conserve power today through Wednesday to minimize possible outages.

This new warning from Southern California's largest power company comes after a weekend of triple digit heat across the southland and central coast. The warmer weather has more people running their air conditioning, causing stress on the power grid.

"Since the heatwave began, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has issued two statewide Stage 3 emergencies and directed SCE to reduce its electrical power load, including through rotating outages of customers," SCE said in an email to customers.

The utility is asking customers to conserve power, particularly from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., by turning your AC up to at least 78°F, and turning off unnecessary appliances.

It rotating outages are needed, SCE customers can check for updates.

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