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TVA voluntary cutbacks request ends after record-setting cycle

HUNTSVILLE — Huntsville Utilities announced the Tennessee Valley Authority has ended the request for voluntary electric curtailment.

Wednesday morning, the preliminary peak power demand was 34,526 megawatts at a system average temperature of 4 degrees – setting a TVA record. The previous record was 33,482 MW in August 2007.

Extremely cold temperatures across the region continue to drive up the demand for electricity. TVA released a statement that its electric grid is stable, and generating facilities are performing well.

Energy reduction tips:

  • Close your curtains and blinds during the day.
  •  Run the dishwasher only when it’s full.
  •  Wash clothes in cold water, using a high spin cycle.
  • Turn off water when it’s not in use.
  • Turn off lights when you can.
  • Replace the HVAC air filter every month.

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