Illinois cooperative warns of power shortage today

Thursday, July 21, 2011 ~ Updated 2:10 PM

The Southern Illinois Power Cooperative and its member cooperatives, including Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative, have put out an urgent request that members minimize their power consumption until 7 p.m. today.

According to a news release, the Midwest Interconnection System Operator has forecast a power generation shortfall and is requesting a usage reduction due to hot and humid weather.

The Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative has members in Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski and Union counties.

More information is available at www.SIEC.coop.

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