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N.Y. power grid expected to meet electricity demand through summer

June 5 (Reuters) - New York's power grid operator said on Wednesday electricity supplies in the state are expected to meet the peak demand conditions forecast for this summer.

A total of 42,056 megawatts (MW) of power resources are available to meet the peak demand forecast of 32,382 MW this summer, the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) said in a statement.

The demand is expected to be 1.5% above the 10-year average peak of 31,912 MW and compares with peak demand of 31,861 MW in August last year.

The generating capacity from power plants in the state, net purchases and sales from neighboring regions capable of supplying energy and demand response program resources help manage the peak demand conditions, the operator said.

Demand response programs enlist large users of electricity and aggregations of smaller power customers to reduce electricity consumption when called upon by the NYISO. (Reporting by Diptendu Lahiri in Bengaluru Editing by Bill Trott)