Southwest Power Pool, Grundy Center Utilities regional transmission operator, has issued an emergency electric power alert. Beginning at 12 a.m., Monday, Feb. 15 through the following 48 hours, we ask our customers to voluntarily reduce their use of electricity to minimize strain on the electrical grid. Widespread and extreme cold has led to high electrical demand across a large portion of the country. By reducing electric use, you are helping to mitigate the risk of possible power outages.  Please do not take any steps that endangers your own safety during this period.