West River Electric Association announces rolling blackouts for parts of Rapid City

UPDATE (10:30 a.m.): Follow this link for an updated list of planned outages in West River South Dakota and the Black Hills region.

Power Outage

UPDATE: The West River Electric Association is warning that the Southwestern Power Pool may be temporarily shutting down power to more substations without notice. They have posted the following update to their Facebook page:

The scenario we hoped would NOT happen, has. The Southwestern Power Pool, which many electric utilities (including…

Posted by West River Electric Association on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

 

 


RAPID CITY, S.D. — The West River Electric Association announced a rolling blackout for the Weston Heights area of Rapid City in a Facebook post Tuesday morning.

According to an update to the post, the blackout is due to an order from the Western Area Power Administration the direction of the Southwest Power Pool reliability coordinator. The Weston Heights substation was dropped for load control due to the extreme cold conditions from the borders of Texas to Canada.

WAPA has indicated to indicated to West River Electric that service will be restored by 8:30 a.m.

We are in a rolling black out situation in the Weston Heights area. We apologize for this situation, but our power…

Posted by West River Electric Association on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

 

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