Nebraska Unplugged: Power outages sweep across the state
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Across Nebraska, city electricity agencies have been purposely pulling the plug on power due to unexpected demand.
With temperatures remaining dangerously low, Nebraskans are staying inside with their heater on high, putting a strain on their regional power district.
Below are the cities experiencing electricity limitations Monday and Tuesday.
Giltner, Stockham, east of Doniphan, and the Aurora I-80 area
At 9:25 am, Southern PPD announced the next wave of rolling outages has been implemented in the following areas:
The next wave of rolling outages has just been implemented, affecting customers east of Doniphan, including Giltner and Stockham, and the Aurora I-80 area. Also customers in northern Phelps County–south of Elm Creek. We anticipate one hour, we will advise you of changes.
— SouthernPPD (@southernppd) February 16, 2021
2/16/2021 | 6:25 a.m.
South and east Beatrice is expected to be without power within the hour.
Southwest Power Pool…
Columbus and Cedar Rapids- Cornhusker Public Power District
Craig, Tekamah- Burt County Public Power District
We just received notification from NPPD that more of our breakers will be tripped to be included in the next rolling…
David City- Butler Public Power District
We are now experiencing a rolling blackout for the western half of Butler County. This does include Rising City, Surprise & Bellwood areas. NPPD has advised us it will be another 30 minute interval.
Elkhorn- Elkhorn Rural Public Power District
8:07 a.m. – Power has been restored to Pierce and sub 16.
7:27 a.m. – Pierce and sub 16 are off now. sub 16 is west of…
Norris- Norris Public Power District
The next group of scheduled SPP rolling blackouts in the Norris territory are the areas of Bruning, Daykin and Hebron. Time to be determined by SPP without notice.
Omaha- Omaha Public Power District
Controlled outages were directed this morning by the Southwest Power Pool. There is the potential for continued…
Platte Center, Duncan, and Lindsay- Loup Power District
Customers in the Albion, St. Edward, Humphrey, and Genoa areas: We have just been informed by NPPD that the Southwest…
York and Seward- Nebraska Public Power District
TUESDAY AM UPDATE: To maintain system reliability, we have just been informed by SPP that we need to do emergency…
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15
“Persistent and extreme cold weather has led to region-wide electricity use that exceeds available generation across the…
Please try to conserve energy the next few days by turning down your thermostat a few degrees, unplugging devices and…
Grand Island & Hastings
The Southwest Power Pool has declared Energy Emergency Alert Level 3. We are beginning to see that roll out into our…
The City of Holdrege has most of the town’s power back, after an outage that took out two thirds of the town’s electricity early this morning.
We need your help conserving energy—NOW. The bitter cold temperatures have increased demand for energy across the Plains…
York & Seward
We are asking customers to conserve energy. The record cold forecast is putting a high demand on the electrical system….