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SLEMCO: Conservation request rescinded

Posted: 5:28 PM, Sep 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-15 19:35:05-04

UPDATE: SLEMCO says that the conservation request from costumers has now been rescinded.

The South Region of the Mid-Continental Independent System Operator or MISO sent out the directive earlier Saturday. The request was in an effort to maintain continuity of electric services in several regions of service.

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SLEMCO is asking customers to conserve electricity.

SLEMCO says the public appeal to conserve electricity has been directed by transmission grid regulators.  Electric grid officials have made this request in an effort to maintain the continuity of electric service throughout their regions of Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and parts of Texas.

“Generation outages combined with the high demand for power due to above normal temperatures are reasons for the request,” a release states.

The South Region of the Mid-Continental Independent System Operator (MISO), oversees electric power supply to make sure there is an adequate electric capacity to serve all customers.

“It is our understanding that all electric providers governed by MISO in the southern region, which includes Entergy, CLECO, LUS, LEPA and all Louisiana electric cooperatives and municipal systems – are affected by this request,” SLEMCO said in a statement.