Southwest Power Pool sees record wintertime electricity use

The effects of the current widespread and extreme cold have led to new records and the declaration of several advisories and alerts in Southwest Power Pool’s (SPP) service territory. SPP set a new record for electricity use during the winter season on Thursday, Dec. 22, with load exceeding 47,000 MW. The previous record was 43,661 MW, set Feb. 15, 2021.

Higher-than-forecast electricity use and persistent cold led the regional transmission organization to declare an Energy Emergency Alert 1 (EEA1) at 8:27 a.m., on Friday, until conditions improved and the alert ended at 10 a.m.

Previously, SPP...


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