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Energy Alerts Descriptions

(0) Operation Status - No Warning - Operations Normal-

Stage 0 No Emergency
Reserves are within normal operating levels.



(1) Warning Status - Request for Voluntary conservation

Stage 1 Emergency
Declared at any time it is clear that an Operating Reserve shortfall (i.e., less than 7%) is unavoidable, or is forecast to occur within the next two hours.

Results: Requests for Voluntary conservation.



(2) Warning Status - Requests for Non-firm or Interruptible  load curtailments.

Stage 2 Emergency
Declared at any time it is clear an Operating Reserve shortfall (i.e., less than 5%) is unavoidable, or is forecast to occur within the next two hours.

Results: Requests for Non-firm or interruptible load curtailments.



(3) Warning Status - Requests for firm load curtailments (Service Interruptions).

Stage 3 Emergency
Declared at any time it is clear an Operating Reserve shortfall (i.e., less than 1 ½ %) is unavoidable, or is forecast to occur within the next two hours.

Results: Requests for firm load curtailments (Service interruptions).