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January 16, 2018


Extreme cold prompts TVA request for voluntary load reduction

Trinity AL – With temperatures predicted to fall into the single digits tonight, the Tennessee Valley Authority is asking members of Joe Wheeler EMC to voluntarily reduce power consumption where possible. The request is part of preventative measures meant to assure an ample supply of electricity during times when electricity use is unusually high due to extraordinary demand for household heating.

A few suggestions for reducing your energy consumption during this time are: 

Turn your thermostat down a couple of degrees.

Turn off extra lights that are not needed.

Put off running the washer, dryer, and dishwasher.

Cook using the microwave instead of the oven.

Unplug any un-used electronic devices which still draw a "phantom load" when not in use.

“We want to thank each of you for assisting both Joe Wheeler EMC and TVA by reducing your electric consumption during this cold weather,” said JWEMC General Manager, George Kitchens.

Joe Wheeler EMC is an electric cooperative providing reliable electric service to more than 43,000 homes and businesses across Lawrence and Morgan Counties in Northwest Alabama for 80 years.


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