Southwest Power Pool declares conservative operations

(Undated) -- The Southwest Power Pool, which supplies electricity to many power companies in Nebraska and Iowa, declares a period of Conservative Operations for their entire 14-state footprint.

The conservative operations will be effective from noon on Thursday through 8:00 Friday night. The SPP says the need for a declaration of Conservative Operations is due to hot-weather conditions causing high electricity use that are expected to persist through the afternoon peak on Friday. The declaration is intended to inform SPP’s market participants they should make all necessary generating resources available in order to meet the high demand SPP anticipates across its region.

SPP says they aren't currently anticipating requesting the general public to conserve energy or having to do controlled service interruptions, but if conditions change they will let the public know.

During periods of Conservative Operations, no action is required of the pubic unless specifically directed by an individuals’ local utility.

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