KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Responding to what the National Weather Service has called a “once-in-a-generation” storm, Tennessee Valley Authority is working in partnership with local power companies and direct-serve customers to proactively manage some of the highest power demands in its nearly 90-year history.
Typical power demands for December are around 24,000 megawatts. On December 23, 2022, power demands surpassed 33,000 megawatts.
To help ensure the stability of the power grid across the entire region, TVA implemented and directed prepared plans to temporarily reduce power loads, working directly with local power companies.
“Our strong partnerships have been a key aspect to weathering this extraordinary event,” said Don Moul, TVA’s chief operating officer. “Our goal is always to provide reliable power, but the steps local power companies, industrial customers and every individual have taken to conserve power have minimized any impacts on families in the region.”
Continuing cold weather over the weekend means residents and businesses can continue to help the power systems reliability – and lower their own power bills – with a few simple steps:
“This continues to be a rapidly evolving situation and, working with our partners, we remain committed to doing everything possible to keep the essential power grid stable and resilient,” said Moul.
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