Supposed to be a good hot one in the upper Midwest tomorrow. Here in Minneapolis it's supposed to be up close to 100 tomorrow.
In Iowa the various cities are opening up cooling centers and are advising residents to be careful about the heat.
One of the local stations asked how well prepared the Minnesota power grid is for the heat.
Here in Minnesota, we are part of the Eastern Interconnection, one of three sections of “the grid.”
The Eastern Interconnection includes nearly half of the United States.
Kevin Lee with the Department of Commerce’s energy resources division says utilities and operators can basically draw energy from this entire region during times of high usage.
“If you have a large event in one particular area that is producing a lot of demand, you may be able to compensate for that by bringing in energy from an area that is not experiencing that same event,” Lee explains.
In other words Minnesota won't be as fornicated as Abattoir land was or is when extreme weather hits the power grid.