TVA Asks Local Power Companies To Reduce Load To Avoid Rolling Blackouts

(WDEF-TV) – TVA has asked all local power companies to reduce load by 5% to help avoid the need for rolling blackouts.

In order to reduce the possibility that TVA will need to call for further measures, EPB are asking all customers to take some simple steps to voluntarily help reduce power consumption:

  • Public safety is our overriding priority, so do not significantly turn down your heat, but lowering thermostats by just one or two degrees makes a big difference.
  • Delay using washing machines, dryers, dishwashers and high-energy-use appliances until later on Saturday afternoon.
  • Keep window covering closed on the non-sunny side of homes but open them if bright sunlight is available to provide additional heat.
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