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Early hot weather raises concerns about heat and electric bills yet to come

Just how hot will it get?

The record-breaking heat of early summer has meant that power companies in the state have already set new all-time records for power consumption a couple of times far before the scorching late July and August periods that normally produce the peak demand for power usage.

Businesses can expect to pay more for electricity this summer due to higher energy usage to run air conditioning systems. And businesses, as well as individuals, may also end up paying more per kilowatt hour, as well.

During periods of high demand for electricity, if power companies can

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