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TVA Update on Severe Weather

Below are updates on the severe weather occuring throughout the TVA service area. The latest updates are at the top of this page.

March 15, 2012

TVA has completed repairs to the transmission system, which were damaged during the March 2 storms.

The last three transmission lines were returned to service today.  
Sequoyah Unit 2 returned to 100 percent power last Sunday.

March 12, 2012

TVA continues to make progress on repairs from the March 2 storms.

One more transmission line was returned to service on Sunday. Three lines are still out of service.

Sequoyah Unit 2 in Soddy Daisy, Tenn., has returned to 100 percent power after being limited due to transmission lines being out of service in the area of the plant.

Updates will be provided as conditions change.

March 6, 2012

The TVA transmission system remains stable and secure following Friday’s storms. Five lines are still under repair.

All distributors of TVA power are connected to the TVA grid with one distributor working to restore power to three customers in Southeast Tennessee.

All three nuclear sites remain safe. Sequoyah Unit 2 in Soddy Daisy, Tenn., is still operating at about 80 percent power and remains limited due to transmission lines being out of service in the area of the plant. Sequoyah Unit 1 has been shut down since Feb. 27 for a scheduled refueling outage.

The three units at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant near Athens, Ala., are operating at full power. Watts Bar Unit 1 in Spring City, Tenn., is operating at full power.

Updates will be provided as conditions change.

March 5, 2012 4:45p.m. EST

The TVA transmission system remains stable and secure following Friday’s storms.

Four transmission lines were returned to service Sunday and Monday. Five lines are still under repair.

All distributors of TVA power are connected to the TVA grid with two distributors indicating about 250 customers are experiencing outages — in East, and Southeast Tennessee and North Carolina.

All three nuclear sites remain safe. Sequoyah Unit 2 in Soddy Daisy, Tenn., is still operating at about 80 percent power and remains limited due to transmission lines being out of service in the area of the plant. Sequoyah Unit 1 has been shut down since Feb. 27 for a scheduled refueling outage. The three units at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant near Athens, Ala., are operating at full power. Watts Bar Unit 1 in Spring City, Tenn., is operating at full power.

Updates will be provided as conditions change.

March 4, 2012 5:00 p.m. EST

The TVA transmission system remains stable and secure following Friday’s storms.

One transmission line to Sequoyah Nuclear Plant was returned to service Saturday night. Nine lines are still under repair.

All distributors of TVA power are connected to the TVA grid with seven distributors indicating that the number of customers experiencing outages is now about 4,900 — in North Alabama, Middle, East, and Southeast Tennessee and North Carolina.

All three nuclear sites remain safe. Sequoyah Unit 2 in Soddy Daisy, Tenn., is still operating at about 80 percent power and remains limited due to transmission lines being out of service in the area of the plant. Sequoyah Unit 1 has been shut down since Feb. 27 for a scheduled refueling outage. The three units at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant near Athens, Ala., are operating at full power. Watts Bar Unit 1 in Spring City, Tenn., is operating at full power.

Updates will be provided as conditions change.

March 3, 2012 5:00 p.m. EST

The TVA transmission system remains stable and secure following a day of storms in the region.

Two transmission lines were returned to service on Saturday. Ten are still under repair.  All distributors of TVA power are connected to the TVA grid and the final customer connection point was reconnected.

Reports from distributors of TVA power remain the same with 14 distributors indicating that the number of customers experiencing outages is now about 14,250 — in North Alabama and Georgia, Middle, East, and Southeast Tennessee and North Carolina.

All three nuclear sites remain safe. Sequoyah Unit 2 in Soddy Daisy, Tenn., has increased generation from 70 percent to 80 percent power, but remains limited due to transmission lines being out of service in the area of the plant. Sequoyah Unit 1 has been shut down since Feb. 27 for a scheduled refueling outage and will not be returning to operation until later this month. The three units at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant near Athens, Ala., are operating at full power. Watts Bar Unit 1 in Spring City, Tenn., is operating at full power.

Updates will be provided as conditions change.

March 3, 2012 11:30 a.m. EST

The TVA transmission system remains stable and secure following a day of storms in the region.

Twelve transmission lines are out of service at this time. All distributors of TVA power are connected to the TVA grid. One TVA customer connection point remains out of service, but local customers are being supplied by alternate sources.

Reports from 14 distributors of TVA power indicate that the number of customers experiencing outages is now about 14,250 — in North Alabama and Georgia, Middle, East, and Southeast Tennessee and North Carolina.

All three nuclear sites remain safe. The three units at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant near Athens, Ala., are operating at full power. Sequoyah Unit 1 in Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., has been shut down since Feb. 27 for a scheduled refueling outage and will not be returning to operation until later this month. Sequoyah Unit 2 is currently at about 70 percent power due to transmission lines being out of service in the area of the plant. Watts Bar Unit 1 in Spring City, Tenn., is operating at full power.

Updates will be provided as conditions change.

March 2, 2012 11:00 p.m. EST

The TVA transmission system is stable and secure as storms continue to pass through the region.  Thirteen transmission lines and one TVA customer connection point are out of service at this time.  (Throughout the day, transmission lines and customer connection points have been restored and others have been interrupted, so the numbers do not reflect the same outages.)

Reports from 17 distributors of TVA power indicate that the number of customers experiencing outages is now about 48,000 – in North Alabama, Western Kentucky and Middle, East, and Southeast Tennessee.  There may be additional distributor outages that have not yet been reported to TVA.

Updates will be provided as conditions change.

All three nuclear sites remain safe. The three units at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant near Athens, Ala., are operating at full power. Sequoyah Unit 1 in Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., has been shut down since Feb. 27 for a scheduled refueling outage and will not be returning to operation until later this month. Sequoyah Unit 2 is currently at about 70 percent power due to transmission lines being out of service in the area of the plant. Watts Bar Unit 1 in Spring City, Tenn., is operating at full power.

March 2, 2012 9:30 p.m. EST

The TVA transmission system is stable and secure as storms continue to pass through the region.  Thirteen transmission lines and one TVA customer connection point are out of service at this time.  (Throughout the day, transmission lines and customer connection points have been restored and others have been interrupted, so the numbers do not reflect the same outages.)

Reports from 15 distributors of TVA power indicate that the number of customers experiencing outages is now about 27,000 – in North Alabama, Western Kentucky and Middle, East, and Southeast Tennessee.  There may be additional distributor outages that have not yet been reported to TVA.

Updates will be provided as conditions change.

All three nuclear sites remain safe. The three units at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant near Athens, Ala., are operating at full power. Sequoyah Unit 1 in Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., has been shut down since Feb. 27 for a scheduled refueling outage and will not be returning to operation until later this month. Sequoyah Unit 2 is currently at about 70 percent power due to transmission lines being out of service in the area of the plant. Watts Bar Unit 1 in Spring City, Tenn., is operating at full power.

March 2, 2012 7:15 p.m. EST

TVA’s Transmission Emergency Operations Center remains activated to assess the damage and manage the response to today’s severe storms.

The transmission system is stable and secure.  Continuing storms have resulted in a total of 13 transmission lines and two TVA customer connections points out of service at this time. 

Reports from nine distributors of TVA power indicate that the number of customers experiencing outages is now about 32,000 – in North Alabama, North Mississippi, Western Kentucky and Southeast and Middle Tennessee.

All three nuclear sites remain safe. The three units at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant near Athens, Ala., are operating at full power. Sequoyah Unit 1 in Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., has been shut down since Feb. 27 for a scheduled refueling outage and will not be returning to operation until later this month. Sequoyah Unit 2 is currently at about 70 percent power due to transmission lines being out of service in the area of the plant. Watts Bar Unit 1 in Spring City, Tenn., is operating at full power.

As storms move through the region, TVA will continue to monitor the situation and respond as required. 

TVA will provide additional reports as conditions change.

March 2, 2012 6 p.m. EST

TVA’s Transmission Emergency Operations Center remains activated to assess the damage and manage the response to today’s severe storms.

Earlier today, 11 transmission lines were out of service due to the storms in North Alabama and Southeast Tennessee. One of those lines has been restored, with 10 remaining out of service. The transmission system is stable and secure.

All TVA customer connection points have been restored. Reports from distributors of TVA power indicate that the number of customers experiencing outages is now about 31,000 – in North Alabama, Western Kentucky and Southeast and Middle Tennessee. 

All three nuclear sites remain safe. The three units at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant near Athens, Ala., are operating at full power. Sequoyah Unit 1 in Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., has been shut down since Feb. 27 for a scheduled refueling outage and will not be returning to operation until later this month. Sequoyah Unit 2 is currently at about 70 percent power due to transmission lines being out of service in the area of the plant. Watts Bar Unit 1 in Spring City, Tenn., is operating at full power.

More storms are expected to move through the region this evening. TVA will continue to monitor the situation and respond as required.

TVA will provide additional reports as soon as we have information.

March 2, 2012 5:00 p.m. EST

Tennessee Valley Authority has activated its Transmission Emergency Operations Center to assess the damage and manage the response to today's severe storms.

At this time, TVA reports its transmission system is stable and secure. Ten transmission lines are out of service in North Alabama and Southeast Tennessee, where the most severe weather was reported.

All TVA customer connections are in service with the exception of five connection points for Volunteer Electric in Hamilton and Bradley counties in Tennessee.

Initial reports from Athens and Huntsville, Ala., are that an estimated 44,000 customers are experiencing outages. TVA is aware of outages in other locations, but does not have estimated customer numbers yet.

All three nuclear sites remain safe. The three units at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant near Athens, Ala., are operating at full power. Sequoyah Unit 1 in Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., has been shut down since Feb. 27 for a scheduled refueling outage and will not be returning to operation until later this month. Sequoyah Unit 2 is currently at 80 percent power, due to transmission lines being out of service from the storm in the area of the plant. Watts Bar Unit 1 in Spring City, Tenn., is operating at full power.

TVA crews are assessing the damage as the weather permits and it is safe to do so.

TVA will provide additional reports as soon as it has more information.

 

Media Contact

Mike Bradley, Knoxville, (865) 632-8860
TVA Media Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000

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