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Threat of Power Shortages Generating New Urgency

One in an occasional series Electric power has already become painfully expensive in Washington and its suburbs. Now, local utilities say, it could become something even worse: scarce. With its humming data centers and air-conditioned mansions, the region is using 18 percent more electricity than...

By David A. Fahrenthold, Lisa Rein and Kirstin Downey

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