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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Friday, January 24, Another Peak Electric Demand Day

Our plans are evolving along with the weather forecast and TVA's system status. We are calling Friday a Blue Level Load Management day here in Glasgow. Just like TVA, but on a n a much smaller scale, we operate Glasgow's System Control center right here in the EPB building, and our folks now predict that we may set a new maximum peak for January on Friday morning, January 24, somewhere between 6:00 and 11:00 am.

We are making our customary appeal. We need for you to pre-warm your home during the night and lower your thermostat a few degrees when you get up Friday morning. We need for you to avoid the use of electric ranges, dishwashers, and clothes dryers through the morning. If you could de-energize your electric water heater through the morning, that would help a lot as well. After the morning passes, you may resume all normal activities and thermostat settings.

This appeal is to help both TVA and Glasgow EPB maintain the stability and economic efficiency of our electric power grid. Thanks for the great response that you always give us during these times!