UPDATE: LES Pauses Rolling Blackouts

UPDATE: LES Pauses Rolling Blackouts

Dangerous cold temperatures are increasing power loads across a 13-state region.  Below are updates from Lincoln Electric System.

Monday at 3:55 pm

Monday at 3:00pm

A release from LES details rolling outages that briefly occurred earlier in the afternoon.

LES stopped controlled outages after only going through two cycles. While LES hasn’t received additional requests from the Southwest Power Pool to curtail, we ask customers to remain prepared for rotating outages over the next 36 hours. 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 LES.com/report or 1-888-365-2412. If you require medical devices or other technology, be sure to follow your backup plan.

Energy conservation is critical during this time. LES asks customers to continue to voluntarily and safely implement one or more energy-saving measures in your home or business listed on LES.com. Updates will be provided on LES’ Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the day and evening.

Monday, at 2:20pm

The latest update from Lincoln Electric System shows they’re pausing rolling blackouts.

A LES spokesperson will join Drive Time Lincoln tonight at 5:10.