OG&E Confirms Rolling Blackout Pause

Tuesday, February 16th 2021, 10:40 am
By: News 9

OG&E confirmed to News 9 and News On 6 that rolling blackouts have been paused for now across Oklahoma, as of mid-Tuesday morning. Nevertheless, nearly 27,000 customers remain without power as of 10:45 a.m.

More than 163,000 Oklahomans are without power Tuesday morning as utility companies across the state instituted rolling blackouts due to an energy emergency.

This comes after power-grid manager Southwest Power Pool declared a Level 3 emergency early Tuesday its entire 14-state area.

SPP officials said they will be working with utility companies to implement controlled interruptions of electric services throughout the region.

SPP is urging people to take steps to conserve energy use and to follow their local utility company's instructions regarding conservation.

Oklahoma Gas and Electric said they have initiated temporary service interruptions in Oklahoma City, Muskogee, Tishomingo, Norman, Edmond, Paul's Valley, Enid, Woodward, Glenpool, Yukon, Ardmore, Kingston, Guthrie, and Fort Smith. As of 9 a.m., there were more than 127,600 customers without power in the entire OG&E system.

PSO has more than 43,200 customers without power.

This is a developing story.