electricity http://wkyufm.org en Energy Providers Urge Customers to Conserve as Cold Temps Continue http://wkyufm.org/post/energy-providers-urge-customers-conserve-cold-temps-continue <p>Bowling Green Municipal Utilities and the Tennessee Valley Authority are asking customers – both businesses and residential – to assist in conserving power today.&nbsp; Temperatures are expected to remain frigid through Friday, further taxing the electric grid. Shelley Lowe with BGMU says homeowners can take easy steps to save energy.<br /><br />“It can be simple things like at home, not running your appliances. If you can wait a few days – that would be great; lowering your thermostat to 60 degrees and reducing the usage of lights and unplugging things that aren’t in use,” said Lowe.<br /><br />Lowe says this “emergency load curtailment” request may be lifted on Friday as temperatures gradually warm. The National Weather Service predicts highs in the mid-20s by Friday and upper 30s by Saturday.<br /> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:49:15 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 42805 at http://wkyufm.org Energy Providers Urge Customers to Conserve as Cold Temps Continue TVA Reports Two Unplanned Reactor Outages in August http://wkyufm.org/post/tva-reports-two-unplanned-reactor-outages-august <p>The Associated Press is reporting that both of the nuclear power plants operated by TVA in Tennessee had unplanned reactor outages last month. The outage at each plant lasted two days, according to a spokesman for the Tennessee Valley Authority. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:34:21 +0000 Dan Modlin 18987 at http://wkyufm.org TVA Reports Two Unplanned Reactor Outages in August Less Coal Used in Electricity Generation http://wkyufm.org/post/less-coal-used-electricity-generation <p>Federal officials now say coal accounts for slightly more than one-third of the electricity generated in the United States. Coal&#39;s percentage of the market hasn&#39;t been that low in decades. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 15:29:39 +0000 Associated Press & Dan Modlin 13605 at http://wkyufm.org Less Coal Used in Electricity Generation