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Duke Energy Warns of Rolling Blackouts due to High Energy Demand

Duke Energy Warns of Rolling Blackouts due to High Energy Demand

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A power utility worker repairs a blown transformer in Asheboro (Stock Photo - Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO N.C. - With almost six-thousand customers without power across Randolph County, Duke Energy is warning that rolling blackouts may be necessary to protect the energy grid. Duke Energy, in a statement on its outage tracker says that due to extremely cold temperatures driving unusually high energy demand, the power company has deployed temporary power outages across the system. These emergency outages, also known as "rolling blackouts" are necessary "to protect the energy grid against longer, more widespread outages by keeping demand under control to prevent systems from tripping offline. Duke Energy Outage map as of 2:30 PM on 12/24/2022 (Click map to go to outage t...