Tuesday, January 2, 2018

TVA Asking Consumers for Voluntary Reduction in Power Use:

Extreme temperatures across the Tennessee Valley have caused a critical power supply situation at TVA is asking all electric power consumers to reduce their use of electricity as much as possible until further notice.

Voluntary reduction is needed to help ensure a continue to supply of power to the essential services throughout the Tennessee Valley and avoid interruptions in service.

TVA is using all available resources including the purchase of available power from neighboring utilities. TVA and local power companies are working around-the-clock to make power available to consumers.

TVA and local power companies also have cut back all power usage of their facilities by adjusting thermostats, reducing lighting, and taking other measures to reduce electricity consumption.

Officials of the 154 local power companies in the Tennesse Valley are asking all electric power consumers – residential, commercial and insustrial - to cooperate in reducing power usage during this critical situation. Consumers should:
* - Postpone using electric appliances such as dishwashers, dryers and cooking equipment.
* - Reduce use of electric fueled heating systems by adjusting thermostats to 60 degrees or lower.
* - Turn off nonessential lights, appliances and other electrical equipment.