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High temps may result in New York power crunch

Image of the SunReduced capacity, partly from effects of Sandy, could lead to blackouts

I did a quick check of the forecast of high temperatures expected in different parts of New York: Albany – 92 degrees;  Buffalo – 85; Syracuse – 92; New York’s Central Park – 92. In this morning’s edition of the Times Union, Larry Rulison warned that a hotter-than-expected summer could lead to power shortages, even blackouts, especially in New York City. Why? “The ghost of Superstorm Sandy,” wrote Rulison. The state will have about 1,000 megawatts less of available electricity than last summer… that translates to about 1 million homes.