TVA asked people to cut power usage during extreme cold Tuesday morning

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The Tennessee Valley Authority asked for those who live across the Tennessee Valley to cut their energy usage temporarily Tuesday morning. The voluntary curtailment request was due to the extremely cold temperatures.

TVA asked for people to watch their usage specifically during the peak hours of 5:00 – 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Huntsville Utilities requested that customers keep electric usage to an absolute minimum. People can do this by turning off any unnecessary lights, as well as high-voltage appliances like washers and dryers as well as “extensive use of cooking appliances.”

Taking these steps could help avoid service outages and reduce the high demand being placed on the electric transmission and distribution systems at this time.


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