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Yesterday, February 18, 2021 the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) declared an Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) Level 1, meaning all available generation resources in its 14-state balancing authority area are committed to meet forecasted electricity demand.

SPP had previously declared a period of conservative operations lasting until Saturday, Feb. 20 indicating that due to extreme weather, utilities should operate with heightened awareness of possible contingencies.

SPP is not directing any interruptions of service at this time.

The City of Salem encourages its customers to continue conservation efforts through at least February 20, 2021.

Should the recent weather event and the measures needed to maintain electric supply impact the City of Salem’s wholesale electric rates the City will assess any needed rate adjustments which if approved will be communicated directly to customers and through local and social media.

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 The City of Salem appreciates your continued understanding during these unprecedented cold temperatures.