The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) has increased their alert level to Energy Emergency Alert Level 2 as extended cold temperatures continue to strain the regional power grid. Current conditions make additional controlled, temporary emergency electricity reductions a strong possibility from around midnight through 11 am Wednesday morning. As a result, Evergy remains on standby in the event that the SPP calls for additional emergency power outages.

As the severe weather conditions continue throughout the region, look for the latest updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Evergy encourages customers to be prepared in the event of emergency power outages. To prepare and stay safe, make sure phones, tablets and other devices are charged. Also, have an emergency kit on hand with blankets, warm layers of clothes, flashlights and batteries.

If you experience an outage you want to report, call 888-544-4852 (for Missouri or Kansas Metro customers) or 800-544-4857 (for Kansas Central customers). You can view current outages in your area in the Outage Map.

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Every little bit helps us (and you) conserve energy and prevent outages. Here are just some ways you can help cut back:
Plug in house iconTurn off lights and appliances not in use
thermometer iconTurn your thermostat down a few degrees (65-68 degrees) and avoid using electric space heaters
clock iconAvoid using large appliances (clothes washers, dryers and dishwashers). If you must, delay use until between 10 pm and 5 am