Corn Belt Power released a statement on Tuesday Night regarding the disruption of service to customers over the last couple of days. That statement is below.
“Corn Belt Power implemented load control measures and temporary service disruptions to some meters on Feb. 15th and 16th. These highly unusual control measures were needed as electric demand exceeded available supply due to extremely cold weather that has impacted the region. Corn Belt Power’s times of disruption included Monday, as about 1,500 customers were without power for about 45 minutes around Noon. On Tuesday, Over 12,000 customers were without power at some point between 6:45 AM and 10:15 AM. The outages occurred without much advanced warning , Corn belt says that is due to electric supply and demand being managed in real time minute-by-minute. ”
A release later Tuesday Night from Corn Belt stated that they were not currently conducting load balance based outages, but interruptions of service may still possibly occur over the next 48 hours.