VIDEO: NPPD on power usage and potential outages

This event was previously live-streamed and has since ended. Above is a recording of the event.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Wednesday at 11 a.m. Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) holds another live press conference to update its service area on the sporadic outages.

NPPD is a member of the Southwest Power Pool (SPP). SPP remains in Emergency Energy Alert (EEA) 2, which means energy conservation is encouraged but no blackouts are required.

“We were informed this morning that it was likely that SPP would go to the emergency level three. So we informed our customers to be prepared for that,” commented NPPD President Thomas Kent. “The good news is is is they ended up not having to go there.”

Kent says the situation remains “fairly tenuous” but he is hopeful no more outages will be necessary barring any unexpected events.

“Our thanks to all of our customers and the people of Nebraska for your perseverance. We are very resilient people, and we’ve dealt with extreme weather events before and people in the state have responded well.”

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