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Nebraska Governor criticizes need for rolling blackouts


Nebraska has avoided another round of rolling power outages, though Gov. Pete Ricketts criticized the need for them at all this week.

 

Ricketts said Wednesday that this week's rolling blackouts are completely unacceptable.

 

Utility officials have said the region's frigid temperatures created energy demand that strained the power grid.

 

But the situation was exacerbated by power plants in the region's south that were ill equipped to operate in extreme cold and by shortages of natural gas at some power plants.

 

 

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