TVA Plans Power Outage for Sewanee Area


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

The outage is scheduled from 5 a.m. until approximately 9 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.