LUS, Entergy and SLEMCO have all begun rolling blackouts across Acadiana and Louisiana as the winter storm continues to create a strain on power grids across the state.

Below are the statements from each power company regarding the rolling blackouts.

Rolling Power Outages to Resume to Alleviate Load On the Electric Grid - February 16, 6:30PM to February 17, 1:00AM

Due...

Posted by Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Entergy has initiated additional power outages for its customers across its four-state service area. The company is...

Posted by Entergy Louisiana on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Update: 8 pm MISO has ordered SLEMCO to begin rolling blackouts until further notice tonight. We are hopeful, but not...

Posted by SLEMCO on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

(Original story below)

Lafayette Utilities System has announced they are once again initiating rolling blackouts in Lafayette. Meanwhile, SLEMCO has made a serious announcement to customers, labeling services at a "critical point".

LUS says that at the request of energy regulators for the Acadiana area they have once again begun instituting rolling blackouts across Acadiana.

According to KATC, the rolling blackouts began at 6:30 pm this evening, Tuesday, February 16, and will continue until 1:00 am Wednesday, February, 17 or unless otherwise notified that the blackouts are no longer needed.

The outages are expected to last around 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, SLEMCO has announced their generation load is at a critical point, asking customers to conserve electricity to avoid having to conduct rolling blackouts.

Update: SLEMCO has just been contacted by grid managers. Generation load is at a critical point. In order to avoid...

Posted by SLEMCO on Tuesday, February 16, 2021