LIBERTY — Over the past several years, the electric industry has undergone an accelerated transition to renewable energy sources, providing intermittent energy instead of 24x7 generation via coal and natural gas. So far, the pace of additions hasn’t kept up with retirements, creating a supply/demand imbalance.

The result is an increased possibility of requests to reduce electricity usage. If the problem becomes too great, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) – our regional grid operator overseeing 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba – may order rolling blackouts.

WWVREMC, located in Liberty, Ind., is an electric utility cooperative serving over 9,800 consumers in Dearborn, Fayette, Franklin, Randolph, Union, and Wayne Counties. The cooperative maintains over 1,800 miles of line. For more information about the cooperative, visit