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LUS initiating rolling blackouts in Lafayette

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Posted at 7:36 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 20:59:21-05

LAFAYETTE, La. — The Lafayette Utilities System has once again initiated a rolling blackout Tuesday under orders from energy regulators.

According to LUS, the energy regulators for the Acadiana region and Louisiana have requested mandatory rolling blackouts Tuesday night from all the utilities to alleviate the amount of load on the electric grid system due to the continued low temperatures and the increased demand for power.

LUS says its customers will experience short term outages for around 30 minutes at a time tonight between the hours of 6:30 p.m., on Feb. 16, and 1:00 a.m., on Feb. 17, or until they receive notification that it is no longer necessary.

LUS had previously initiated rolling blackouts on Tuesday morning under orders from energy regulators

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