TVA Cancels Voluntary Electricity Conservation in Northeast Tennessee
July 2, 2012
TVA and three local power companies in Northeast Tennessee say consumers may resume normal use of electricity.
The request for voluntary electricity conservation has been cancelled.
The utilities appreciate the cooperation of consumers during this challenging situation, which helped ensure a continued supply of power to essential services and to avoid interruptions in service.
TVA has been able to make some repairs following the fire at the John Sevier switchyard and transfer electrical load to other transmission lines. This has relieved stress on the transmission lines that were heavily loaded.
TVA’s transmission system should be returned to normal Sunday, July 8, when repairs at the John Sevier switchyard are scheduled to be completed.
The region affected by the voluntary request for conservation is the area served by Johnson City Power Board, Erwin Utilities and Greeneville Light & Power System. TVA is grateful for their collaboration and partnership to maintain reliable power across the region.
The utilities remind consumers they can save energy, lower the impact on their power bills and reduce peak demand on the TVA system by simply increasing thermostat temperatures a few degrees during the day, turning off unnecessary lights and appliances and operating dishwashers and laundry machines at night and only with full loads. See energyright.com for additional information.
TVA Media Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000