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Power demand causing outages

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MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

About 1,400 Entergy customers in Madison county lost power for about 35 minutes Sunday. Entergy officials say it happened when their engineers noticed a substation reaching near capacity.

"They took some of the load energy needed in that substation to move it to another substation," said spokesman Joey Lee. "In doing that, that's what caused that short outage."

The Mannsdale Animal Clinic was also in the dark again Monday for about 15 minutes.  

Veterinarian Dale Wilson said,

"Wasn't a super inconvenience but you know anytime we lose power, we have to start worrying about the dogs and the heat getting to them," said veterinarian Dale Wilson.

With temperatures hovering near the century mark, Entergy officials say power demand is peaking.

" Our heat indicies have been 110, 116 degrees and between 3 and 6 in the afternoon people are getting off work and going home and cranking their air conditioners down," said Lee. "People are still in the office cranking their air conditioners down, all those air conditioners take a lot of electricity. "

Entergy officials say their power grid is built to withstand extreme temperatures.  They say it can also handle the demands customers are putting on it, as they try to keep cool.

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