NPPD: More rolling blackouts coming Tuesday

NPPD is overseen by the Southwest Power Pool, which dictates when rolling blackouts need to occur. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Nebraska Public Power District said Tuesday morning it will need to do emergency coordinated interruptions of service to maintain system reliability.

NPPD is overseen by the Southwest Power Pool, which dictates when rolling blackouts need to occur.

“These 30-minite interruptions of service occur in real-time, so we have very little, if any, notice as to where these interruptions will take place,” NPPD said.

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SPP declared an Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) Level 3 effective immediately for its entire 14-state balancing authority area, which includes Nebraska.

“Systemwide generating capacity has dropped below our current load of ~42 GW due to extremely low temperatures and inadequate supplies of natural gas,” SPP said Tuesday morning.

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