Emergency TVA request: set your thermostat to 60 degrees?

January 2, 2018

TVA Asks Consumers for Voluntary Reductions in Power Use.


Extreme cold temperatures have caused a tight power supply situation, and TVA is asking all electric power consumers to reduce their use of electricity as much as possible until further notice.


The voluntary reduction is needed to help ensure a continued supply of power to essential services throughout the Tennessee Valley region and avoid interruptions in service.


TVA is using all available resources, purchasing available power from neighboring utilities, and crews from 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 on power use in their facilities by adjusting thermostats; reducing lighting and taking other measures to reduce electricity consumption.


Officials of the 158 local power companies in the Tennessee Valley are asking all electric power consumers, residential, commercial and industrial to cooperate in reducing power usage during this critical situation. Consumers should:


● Postpone using electric appliances such as dishwashers, dryers and cooking equipment. 
● Reduce the use of heating by adjusting thermostats to 60 degrees.
● Turn off lights, appliances and other electrical equipment not needed.


Status reports on the power situation will be provided on local radio and TV for the duration of the power shortage.


This message provided as a public service by the law offices of T. Verner Smith. Visit our website at www.vernersmith.com

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