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2021 Winter Weather Event

Mar 16, 2021

About the 2021 Winter Weather event

From February 13 to February 20, 2021, extreme weather conditions resulted in unprecedented circumstances across the region, with high natural gas and electricity demand, and limited supply of available natural gas.  Freezing issues affected natural gas wells in the southwest, resulting in extremely high natural gas market prices, as well as reducing the ability to transport stored natural gas reserves.

City Utilities was directed by Southwest Power Pool (SPP), our electric regional transmission organization, to activate emergency conservation plans.  Not only was City Utilities impacted by this situation, but a number of power generating utilities throughout 14 states and all utilities are under similar reduction requirements.