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Southwest Power Pool elevates Energy Emergency Alert to Level 3 as grid conditions tighten further

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 15, 2021

Persistent and extreme cold weather has led to region-wide electricity use that exceeds available generation across the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) service territory. At 10:08 a.m. central time on Monday, Feb. 15 the grid operator declared an Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) Level 3, signaling that its operating reserves are below the required minimum. SPP has directed its member utilities to be prepared to implement controlled interruptions of service if necessary.

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