VIDEO: LES officials providing update on power situation

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — UPDATE: As of 10:30 a.m., the LES outage map shows power has been fully restored in Lincoln.

At this time, LES has paused rotating outages, with no current requirements from the SPP.

“We continue to ask businesses and households to voluntarily conserve energy where possible,” LES said.

LES officials will be providing an update on the situation at 11 a.m.

You can watch the update live on Channel 8 or in the video stream above.


LES has begun rolling blackouts Tuesday morning in an effort to preserve the electric system.

LES said substations impacted are in the areas of 93rd and O St. and 17th and Holdrege St.

Rolling blackouts come in real-time and very little notice is given as to when or where they will happen. However, LES has updated its outage map to show impacted areas in red and the areas that will be impacted next in orange.

Click HERE to see the map.

Rotating outages, also known as rolling blackouts, are controlled, temporary interruptions of electricity that reduce demand on the system. They are typically limited to 30 to 60 minutes — but may last longer — before being rotated to another location.

Customers may experience an outage more than once in the next 36 hours.

Locations of controlled outages are determined by load shed requirements from SPP, which happens in minutes.

If you are without power for more than one hour, it may be an outage outside of this situation. Please report your outage at or 1-888-365-2412.

If you require medical devices or other technology, be sure to follow your backup plan.


Categories: News, Top Stories