Rolling blackouts have started again in Springfield and across the Ozarks.

Springfield City Utilities, Liberty Utilities and other local utilities are trying to reduce power to reduce the strain on the electric grid.

There were several outages showing up on CU’s website around 7:30 this morning.

Springfield City Utilities told KTTS News that it has been told to reduce the electric load again effective immediately.

That means CU will turn off the power for 30 to 60 minutes at a time, just like it did on Monday.

CU plans to reducing two feeder lines in different parts of the area at a time.

Spokesman Joel Alexander says the outages will take place about every 30 minutes.

The blackouts didn’t last very long on Monday.

But Alexander says they may go on longer today.

Alexander says this is the first time Springfield City Utilities has done rolling blackouts.

Customers are asked to turn down their thermostats a couple of degrees.

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