TVA urging power conservation
Extremely cold weather across the TVA Valley has caused a critical power supply situation, and TVA and the 155 local power companies in the Tennessee Valley are pursuing all discretionary actions to avoid firm load reduction.
This involves identifying and implementing actions for curtailment of nonessential loads including cutting of all unnecessary in-house loads and public appeal for assistance TVA and local power companies are urging consumers to voluntarily conserve electricity to the maximum extent possible.
Residential consumers should:
● Postpone using electric appliances such as dishwashers, dryers and cooking equipment.
● Eliminate the use of heating to the extent possible.
● Turn off nonessential lights, appliances, and other electrical equipment.
Status reports on the power situation will be provided on local radio and television for the duration of the power shortage.
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 have cut back to the maximum extent possible on power usage in their facilities.