TVA calls for voluntary power load reduction

June 13, 2022

Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation and Tennessee Valley Authority are requesting a voluntarily reduction in power use as part of an Emergency Load Curtailment Step 20 Alert. Extreme temperatures have caused TVA to issue the Emergency Alert.

All member consumers in the Upper Cumberland Electric Membership service area are asked to curtail their use of non-essential appliances and lighting.

Step 20 is in effect June 13, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. until further notice from TVA.

Consumers should: 

  • Postpone using electric appliances such as dishwashers, dryers, and cooking equipment. 
  • Reduce the use of electric cooling by adjusting thermostats. 
  • Turn off non-essential lights, appliances, and other electrical equipment. 

Voluntary reductions are needed to help ensure a continued supply of power to essential services throughout the Tennessee Valley and to avoid interruptions in service.