TVA Power System Update
May 13, 2011
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority reported Thursday that it has adequate power supplies available in its service territory and its transmission system is stable.
TVA continues to work on repairing its transmission lines in northern Alabama and is ahead of schedule in bringing the largest power lines back in service. By the first of next week, TVA expects the transmission system to be operating close to normal in north Alabama.
Although the transmission system is not fully restored, with repairs still needed to some regular and backup power lines supplying Alabama, power outages should only occur in the event of equipment failures or extreme weather conditions. TVA will not schedule rolling brown outs or blackouts unless unexpected problems occur.
TVA estimates about 220 homes and businesses in four local power company areas in Alabama remain without electric service. This number does not include those homes and businesses that still cannot receive power due to extensive damage incurred during the storm. Twenty-four transmission lines remain out of service from a total of 108 and nearly 200 transmission structures have been repaired or replaced, from a total of 351.
Barbara Martocci, Knoxville, (865) 632-8632
TVA Media Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000