TVA Asking Customers To Reduce Use

By Jake Boswell | 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- The cold weather is not only putting a strain on home owners, it's also putting stress on energy providers.

Both BGMU and Warren RECC in Warren County were notified by the Tennessee Valley Authority Tuesday morning to ask customers to conserve energy however they could, due to the high demand. Warren RECC said TVA reached a critical point of power use Tuesday morning but things have slowed a little. The utility company adds conserving power will not only help providers, it could also save you on your bill.

"If you're wanting to reduce your energy use, not only right now, but to save on your electric bill, plug your TV, VCR, DVD player, or electronic games plug it into a good surge suppressor with an on/off switch. That way when you turn it off, all of that equipment is off." said Warren RECC Director of Communications, Rick Carroll.

The past few days have seen the second highest demand for energy in TVA history. BGMU said Monday night marked their highest winter peak ever, using 50 more megawatts than the previous high in 2010.

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