Potential need for emergency procedures this summer
EnerStar’s power supplier is Wabash Valley Power Alliance (WVPA), a generation and transmission cooperative that serves our electric co-op and 22 other distribution co-ops in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. WVPA is a member of the Mid-Continent Independent System Operator (MISO), the organization responsible for making sure the right amount of electricity is generated and transmitted to all MISO members. EnerStar is responsible for delivering power to its members, like you, via our distribution system.
MISO recently released the results of a Summer Readiness Assessment which outlined their projections for the next few months. The assessment highlighted the potential need for emergency procedures to keep the electric system in balance as well as the need for more resource flexibility to reliably generate and manage the uncertainty of extreme weather. Coordinated, temporary power outages are an absolute last step emergency measure implemented to protect the electric grid and MISO has never taken this step in Indiana/Illinois/Missouri. It is anticipated that voluntary curtailments, self-supply options, and non-essential load reductions will have occurred prior to enacting any planned temporary outages.