Cold Temps Again Pushing TVA Grid to its Limits
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking customers to reduce their power usage in an effort to deal with subfreezing temperatures that are causing a high demand for electricity across the southeast.
TVA said in a statement that it expects demand to peak Thursday night and again Friday morning. The nation's largest public utility said it is using all generating resources to meet the demand.
TVA said its bulk electric system remains secure and stable, but any reductions in usage can help ensure a continued supply of power and avoid interruptions of service.
TVA is asking customers to reduce usage through Friday afternoon.
The utility supplies power to about 9 million people in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.