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Rolling Blackouts Alert

Feb 15, 2021

Rolling Blackouts Will Occur Due To Midwest Electric Demand

City Utilities of Springfield has been told to reduce its electric load within the Southwest Power Pool. This is a combined group of power generating utilities throughout 14 states and all utilities are under similar reduction requirements. This process has started at this time.

City Utilities will begin what is commonly known as a rolling blackout in sections of Springfield. These will last from 30 to 60 minutes in duration and will be executed in different areas of the city. All areas of the City Utilities electric service territory may potentially be impacted.

A news conference will take place February 15, 2021, at approximately 1:30 p.m. at the Springfield – Greene County Public Safety Center and will be able on CityView and the City Utilities Facebook page.

Additional information on this unprecedented situation will be provided as details are finalized.