Power outages due to frigid temperatures


December 29, 2022

Cold temperatures across the area last week placed additional demands on the power system, and Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative and the Tennessee Valley Authority worked hard to ensure you remained safe and warm.

Emergency conditions on the TVA power system reduced the amount of power available to electric power consumers and resulted in the need for TVA to initiate rotating interruptions—alternately interrupting and restoring electricity to portions of service areas at periodic intervals on Christmas Eve.

Power system officials initiated these unprecedented measures because of a po...

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