TVA plans power outage for Sewanee area for Oct. 19

TVA plans power outage for Sewanee area for Oct. 19

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has scheduled a four-hour planned power outage affecting DREMC members in the Sewanee area on Saturday, October 19, 2019.

The outage is scheduled from 5:00 a.m. until approximately 9:00 a.m. and is necessary for TVA to replace a bad pole. Six of seven bad poles have been changed while energized, but this last pole changeout is too dangerous to complete without de-energizing. These TVA poles support electric transmission lines that serve the Sewanee substation.

This outage will affect approximately 1,600 Duck River EMC consumer-members served out of the Sewanee substation. All members that live along University Avenue, Sewanee Highway, Jump Off Road, Sherwood Road, Midway Road, St. Andrew’s Sewanee, and the surrounding areas will be impacted by this scheduled outage.

Duck River Electric appreciates the cooperation and understanding of its members during this TVA-scheduled outage. In the event of inclement weather, such as a severe thunderstorm, the outage will be rescheduled for a date TBD.