Nebraska Unplugged: Power outages sweep across the state

Power outage

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:

Beatrice

2/16/2021 | 6:25 a.m.

South and east Beatrice is expected to be without power within the hour.

Southwest Power Pool…

Posted by City of Beatrice, Nebraska – Municipal Government on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Columbus and Cedar Rapids- Cornhusker Public Power District

CPPD

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…

Posted by Burt County Public Power District on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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.

Posted by Butler Public Power District on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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…

Posted by Elkhorn Rural Public Power District on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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.

Posted by Norris Public Power District on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Omaha- Omaha Public Power District

Controlled outages were directed this morning by the Southwest Power Pool. There is the potential for continued…

Posted by Omaha Public Power District on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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…

Posted by Loup Power District on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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…

Posted by Nebraska Public Power District on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Beatrice

“Persistent and extreme cold weather has led to region-wide electricity use that exceeds available generation across the…

Posted by City of Beatrice, Nebraska – Municipal Government on Monday, February 15, 2021

Bellevue

Posted by City of Bellevue, Nebraska on Monday, February 15, 2021

Columbus

Please try to conserve energy the next few days by turning down your thermostat a few degrees, unplugging devices and…

Posted by Loup Power District on Monday, February 15, 2021

Cornhusker PPD

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Grand Island & Hastings

The Southwest Power Pool has declared Energy Emergency Alert Level 3. We are beginning to see that roll out into our…

Posted by Southern Public Power District on Monday, February 15, 2021

Holdrege

UPDATE:

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.

Posted by NTV News on Monday, February 15, 2021

Norris

Norris has been informed by Nebraska Public Power District that they are being directed to begin shedding load. The…

Posted by Norris Public Power District on Monday, February 15, 2021

Omaha

We need your help conserving energy—NOW. The bitter cold temperatures have increased demand for energy across the Plains…

Posted by Omaha Public Power District on Sunday, February 14, 2021

York & Seward

We are asking customers to conserve energy. The record cold forecast is putting a high demand on the electrical system….

Posted by Nebraska Public Power District on Monday, February 15, 2021

 

Rotating Planned Outages

Due to a high demand for energy, LES is doing rotating power outages. Let us know if you've been affected!

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