Southwest Power Pool Says Okla. In Energy Emergency Level 1

Thursday, February 18th 2021, 9:34 am
By: Tevis Hillis

As of February 17, at 11:40 p.m., Oklahoma is only in an energy emergency Alert Level 1 according to the Southwest Power Pool.

However, while we will not have rolling outages, we are still asked to conserve energy. 

The past few days, the state has entered uncharted territories when the energy emergency hit an Alert Level 3.

OG&E says that the energy conservation efforts are working even with the freezing temperatures and the demand for natural gas high. The Southwest Power Pool says they hope we are nearing the end of this emergency.

“The service interruption we have has resulted from an imbalance of generation supply and electric consumption. There are often interruptions of service for many other reasons,” said Lanny Nickell, the Executive Vice President of Southwest Power Pool.

Again, Oklahoma is not out of the woods yet. This is still a fluctuating situation, but they ask not to use those large appliances if you can, keep your thermostat down and turn off lights whenever you are not using them.

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