TVA Asks Consumers for Voluntary Reductions in Power Use

TVA Asks Consumers for Voluntary Reductions in Power Use

This request is in place until 11am eastern time Thursday, Jan. 18th 

Extreme cold temperatures have caused a high power usage 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 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.
MUS is 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 to off peak times of 6pm – 11pm.
-  Reduce the use of heating by adjusting thermostats to 65 degrees F.
-  Turn off lights, appliances and other electrical equipment not needed.