Rolling Power Blackouts To Occur In Some Missouri Cities Amid Freeze | KBIA

Rolling Power Blackouts To Occur In Some Missouri Cities Amid Freeze

Feb 16, 2021

Evergy is alerting customers in some Missouri cities that it will begin rolling power blackouts in response to overwhelming demand during record-setting low temperatures.

The company announced Monday it will turn off electricity to blocks of customers for about 30 to 60 minutes and then rotate to other service areas. That came after the Southwest Power Pool, a multistate energy market-based in Little Rock, Arkansas, announced the blackouts were because of overwhelming demand caused by the frigid temperatures and wind chills.

City utilities in Springfield and the city of Independence also announced rolling blackouts to their customers.