UPDATE: SPP Reduces Energy Emergency Alert To Level 1

LINCOLN–(KFOR Feb. 17)–As of early Wednesday afternoon, The Southwest Power Pool has declared an Energy Emergency Alert Level 1 for its entire 14-state balancing authority area, including Nebraska. G

Generation is currently sufficient to serve system-wide demand across the region and to fully satisfy operating reserve requirements.


According to the Nebraska Public Power District, the Energy Emergency Alert level moved to Level 3 at 9 a.m.

The Southwest Power Pool, which monitors energy supply and demand for a 14-state area across the central U.S., including Nebraska, begins asking its suppliers to issue temporary, rolling blackouts at Level 3.

However, an LES update twitter account states: “At this time, we remain in an Energy Emergency Alert Level 2. We will let you know if a decision is made to move back to Level 3 and begin subsequent rotating outages.”

Full statement below.

Outages remain possible Wednesday.

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