electricity

Regional
11:49 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Energy Providers Urge Customers to Conserve as Cold Temps Continue

Temperatures in Kentucky aren't expected to rise above the freezing mark until Saturday, according to the National Weather Service

Bowling Green Municipal Utilities and the Tennessee Valley Authority are asking customers – both businesses and residential – to assist in conserving power today.  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.

“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.

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.

Regional
2:34 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

TVA Reports Two Unplanned Reactor Outages in August

A worker welds on a component that will heat water for the Watts Bar 2 steam generator.
TVA

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.

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Business
10:29 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Less Coal Used in Electricity Generation

U.S. Energy Information Administration

Federal officials now say coal accounts for slightly more than one-third of the electricity generated in the United States. Coal's percentage of the market hasn't been that low in decades.

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