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By LuAnn Schindler

Rolling blackouts affect Southwest Power Pool members

Cold snap compromises power grid


February 18, 2021

Areas serviced by Elkhorn Rural Public Power District experienced service interruptions Monday, and more disruptions were expected Tuesday, as brisk temperatures and extreme wind chills led to an increased demand for electricity supplied by the Southwest Power Pool.

The SPP is a regional transmission organization overseeing the bulk electric grid and wholesale power market in 14 states, including Nebraska.

The SPP declared an Energy Emergency Alert level three Monday and again early Tuesday morning, causing rolling blackouts to be implemented.

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