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SLEMCO: Generation load at 'critical point'

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Posted at 7:28 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 21:21:55-05

UPDATE (8:30 p.m.): SLEMCO has initiated rolling blackouts until further notice.


SLEMCO announced Tuesday evening that grid managers say generation load in its service area is at a "critical point."

In order to avoid rolling blackouts, SLEMCO is asking all customers to conserve electrical use throughout the night Tuesday, but particularly until 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday morning, the power company announced it was instructed to conduct rolling blackouts for all customers. They were able to discontinue the blackouts around 1:30 p.m.

FAQ on the rolling blackouts can be found here.

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