UPDATE: The Tennessee Valley Authority has terminated Step 20 of the ELCP for today, June 13th. Customers may resume normal energy consumption for the remainder of the evening. Check back for daily updates during this week’s extreme heat conditions.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is requesting all customers to voluntarily curtail any non-essential electric load effective today, June 13th at 2:00 p.m. until further notice. As part of their Emergency Load Curtailment Program (ELCP), TVA is implementing Step 20 of their program which aims to proactively maintain a stable and reliable power grid as this week’s temperatures approach record setting highs.
This implementation may incorporate steps in residences and businesses that include reduce lighting during the day—including turning off lights in rooms not occupied, adjusting A/C thermostats when not home or in parts of the residence that is not routinely occupied, and unplugging devices or appliances not frequently used. The Alcoa Electric Department will provide updates immediately when shared by TVA as this week progresses. Thank you for your patience.
For more information, please call (865) 380-4800.