This week’s heatwave is the hottest weather of the year. Power demand is high here and across the entire region. As the temperature increases throughout the week, the need for reliable electricity will, too.
TVA has the resources in place and a detailed plan to meet this tight power supply situation, including purchasing available power from neighboring utilities. LES crews are jointly working around-the-clock to make reliable power available to you.
We are asking for your help, too. By reducing your power usage during a few hours this week, you can help keep your own power bill under control and ensure there is plenty of power available for everyone. During the hottest hours of the day, between 12 noon and 8 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, June 22 – 24, 2022, please turn your thermostat up – even one degree makes a difference – and avoid any unnecessary power use. Other energy-saving tips include:
o Use major appliances in the morning or later at night
o Turn off lights and unneeded electrical items
o Keep curtains and blinds closed on the sunny side of your home
o Use fans to keep air moving in your home
o Unplug electronics not in use
o Fire up the outside grill instead of using indoor kitchen appliances
Lewisburg Electric System and TVA have cut back on power use in our own facilities by adjusting thermostats; reducing lighting and taking other measures to reduce electricity consumption.
We hope that you’ll join us in doing our part to help ensure reliable power continues to be available for everyone during this heatwave.