Many of us are preparing for winter weather, and that means turning our thermostats up. Doing this and other factors make Tennessee one of the most at risk states for blackouts and electricity shortfalls if extreme cold hits the South this winter, just like last December.
Many can recall the rolling blackouts implemented in the two days leading up to Christmas in 2022 to conserve energy during unprecedented demand on the TVA power grid.
If your electricity company asks you to conserve energy amid cold weather, some easy ways to do that include turning your thermostat down in the 60s and bundling up, as well as avoiding using major appliances like washing machines and dryers.
It’s also a good time of year to have an emergency kit ready to go, along with a way to get notifications from your utility provider.