OPPD declares Omaha no longer under energy emergency alert

Published: Feb. 18, 2021 at 11:35 AM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The Omaha Public Power District announced Thursday morning that the city is no longer under an energy emergency alert.

The public utility conducted a board meeting Thursday afternoon, presenting more details about the infrastructure and the events leading up to the need for rolling blackouts in Omaha earlier this week before opening their meeting up to public comment.

To participate in public comment at OPPD’s 4 p.m. board meeting, visit the meeting link on the OPPD website.

Due to the cold snap that blew through much of the Midwest this week, the Southwest Power Pool declared an energy emergency alert and asked all member organizations, including OPPD, to begin energy conservation through rolling blackouts.

OPPD’s Board of Directors meetings is today at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. A live stream will be available online and our Facebook page at 2 p.m.

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