City urgently asks for energy conservation due to extreme cold, regional demand

The city of Holyoke is urgently asking customers to cut down on their power and natural gas usage to mitigate the risk of potential power outages due to extreme cold weather and increased regional demand.

Customers are urged to lower their thermostats by 3 degrees, unplug unnecessary appliances, close fireplace dampers and refrain from large appliance use as much as possible.

The community’s wholesale power supplier, Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, is a member of Southwest Power Pool which oversees the power grid of an area stretching from Oklahoma to the Canadian border.

SPP has declared Energy Emergency Alerts that remain in effect until further notice. Due to widespread and extreme cold, worsening conditions are creating energy deficiencies in the region and may lead to controlled service interruptions.

Additionally, extremely high demand is causing wholesale electricity and natural gas prices to skyrocket. Conservation efforts and immediately reducing demand in the region is in everyone’s best interest.

The city of Holyoke appreciates its customers’ assistance in conserving electricity and natural gas to help mitigate grid interruptions during these extremely cold conditions.

Holyoke Enterprise

970-854-2811 (Phone)

130 N Interocean Ave
PO Box 297
Holyoke CO 80734