MPW: Rolling blackouts possible due to high demand

Muscatine Power and Water is warning of possible rolling blackouts as extreme cold continues to grip the midwest.

The utility said it may have to participate in rolling outages to maintain reliability due to high demand. A Power Watch situation may come about where demand for energy exceeds electric energy supply at a system-wide level.

MPW is asking all residential, commercial and industrial customers to voluntarily cut back on electric energy usage by turning off or cutting back appliances such as heaters, electric ranges, electric dryers, excess lighting, and the like.