TVA Urges People to Reduce Electric Usage

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky (WBKO) -- Effective at 4 p.m. today, the Tennessee Valley Authority is urging its electric distributors, such as Warren RECC, and their members to reduce electric usage as much as possible.

Continuing arctic temperatures are causing greater demands on TVA's electric system.

Consumers are encouraged to take proactive steps that can lower their power bills by reducing their own electric use.

One of the simplest ways to do this is by turning down the thermostat.

Lowering the thermostat from 68 degrees to 67 degrees can result in a savings of up to three percent on a monthly bill.

Other ways to reduce electric usage is to turn off or unplug all unnecessary electronics, battery chargers not in use, appliances,
lights, space heaters, computers, etc.

Be prepared before an event occurs by having an alternative heat source or be ready to move to another location.

The elderly or those who use medical equipment powered by electricity should have another source of power available.

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