2.17.2021

2.17.21 *No Longer Applicable*

McCook: Nebraska Public Power District will be moving to Emergency Level 3 at 9 a.m. Rolling blackouts will be conducted throughout the NPPD service territory with power being out for 45 minutes or longer in various locations until further notice.

2.16.2021

*No Longer Applicable* Press Release- Sunflower Electric Power Corporation and Midwest Energy **Updated**

12:55 p.m. (2.16.21) Update:
The SPP has moved to an EEA1.

However, the alert level could change again due to weather and electric grid conditions. Grid conditions remain tight, so it is possible the SPP could move again to an EEA2 or EEA3 Alert Level during the next few days.
Consumers are encouraged to stay vigilant and continue reducing electricity usage.
• If SSP moves to an EEA Level 3, the SPP directs utilities to reduce a percentage of their load to balance the system. Generation providers and co-ops do not know in advance because the situation is fluid.

2.15.2021

Notice 2.15.21

 From Thomas County Emergency Management:  please stay inside and stay warm!

Southwest Power Pool has upgraded to an Energy Emergency Alert Level 3 within the State of Kansas. What this means is that Energy Providers can utilize controlled service interruptions.  These interruptions will effect the whole state and will last roughly 30-60 minutes. Thomas County will get little to no warning when these interruptions will happen. 

Please take precautions before the outage if it takes place. Thomas County Emergency Management is working with community leaders to get a plan set up warming stations through Thomas County. 

City of Brewster will utilize the Brewster Fire Station.

City of Rexford will utilize the Community Church.

City of Colby will utilize the Emergency Mngt Building.

City of Menlo will utilize the Menlo Fire Station. 

Please check for updates and additional information.

Midwest Energy Press Release *No Longer Applicable*

Press Release: Midwest Energy:
Midwest Energy Appeals to Customers to Conserve Electricity, Natural Gas

With record-breaking cold expected to grip much of the country through mid-week, Midwest Energy is asking customers whose health permits to turn thermostats down a bit, and to not use appliances with heavy electricity consumption, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15 and continuing through mid- week.

“Last week brought a trifecta of bad events – the lowest temperatures in decades across the entire region for more than a week; tight supplies of natural gas due to record use and supply