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Excessive Heat Watch – This weekend we could see wind gusts as high as 22 mph along with excessive heat in parts of our system. As part of our Fire Mitigation Plan, whenever there is an elevated risk of fire combined with wind, we modify the operations of our electric system in the affected areas. Simply put, we turn the protective devices to their most sensitive settings. While this aids in fire prevention, it can increase the possibility and duration of power outages because we take extra precautions to ensure the line is clear before re-energizing to avoid a potential ignition source. We will also have crews in the affected areas to enable them to respond to an outage or fire situation as fast as possible (DEC's plan does not include scheduled power shutdowns). Once the warning expires, the system will return to normal operation. We appreciate your patience and please stay safe this weekend.