SPP Downgrades Energy Emergency Alert to Zero
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The Southwest Power Pool has downgraded the Energy Emergency Alert to Level Zero, according to a tweet from Lincoln Electric System Thursday morning.
We are happy to report SPP has downgraded the Energy Emergency Alert Level to ZERO - SPP will operate its system conservatively based on weather. We encourage you to continue energy-saving measures! #PublicPower #PoweringLNK #CommunityPowered pic.twitter.com/ODtpgyxJgo— Lincoln Electric Sys (@LESupdates) February 18, 2021
LES encourages people to continue energy saving measures.
Level 3 is where the SPP begins asking its suppliers, including NPPD and LES, to issue temporary, rolling blackouts.
The rolling outages experienced in Lincoln and around the region came as the SPP issued their first level three emergencies in the organization’s 80-year history Monday and Tuesday.
The emergency on Monday was to help them reduce a load of 641 megawatts, or about 1.5% of their total peak demand on that day. On Tuesday, they had to shed 2700 megawatts, or about 6% of their peak demand. Monday’s rolling outages lasted about 50 minutes. Tuesday, it was a little over 3 hours.
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