Pierre utility director says power blackouts possible this summer  (Audio)

July 6, 2022


PIERRE, S.D.–The City of Pierre is cautioning residents to be ready to save energy or risk temporary black outs in the peak of the summer.


City Utility Director Brad Palmer says the city’s power suppliers have warned of possible black outs due to expected demand….


Palmer says if the nation’s electric grid ends up at risk of maxing out, suppliers will ask customers to “shed”


Palmer says critical access facilities like nursing homes and Avera St. Mary’s hospital will not be targeted for a power cut if the need arises.