GRDA Statement on Southwest Power Pool Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) Level 2 Declaration

Feb 15, 2021

This morning the Grand River Dam Authority received notification that the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), the electric balancing market for a 17-state region, would be declaring and Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) Level 2, effective at 7:22 a.m. central time today, February 15th.

An EEA Level 2 requires SPP to direct its member companies to issue public conservation appeals. This EEA2 alert will remain in effect until further notice to mitigate the risk of more widespread and longer-lasting outages. Some conservation recommendations for customers are as follows:

An EEA2 is the second of three EEA levels. An EEA3 would be triggered if SPP has to utilize operating reserves below the required minimum or ask our members to implement controlled service interruptions.

Operating conditions may continue to tighten over the next several days because of widespread and extreme cold. Attached you will find the SPP press release with information about our continued response to this widespread and extreme cold weather event.

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Link to SPP news release: